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Press Release: Mathew Bourne's The Red Shoes cinema release rescheduled for 30th September 2020

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Running time 97 mins / BBFC Cert U / In cinemas nationwide from 30 September, 2020
More2Screen is pleased to confirm that the postponed cinema release of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes has been rescheduled. The double Olivier award-winning dance adaptation of the legendary film will be screened in cinemas across the UK and Ireland from 30 September 2020. Tickets are going on sale now at TheRedShoesCinema.com
‘Utterly enthralling’
★★★★★ Daily Express
 ‘Bourne’s supremacy is assured with a gorgeous take on a film classic’ 
★★★★ The Times
 ‘Matthew Bourne’s finest achievement to date’
★★★★★ The Stage
Matthew Bourne said today “New Adventures may not be able to perform on stage this year, but I’m thrilled that the UK will be able to experience the magic of our award-winning production of The Red Shoes on the big screen. This show was in many ways a love letter to a life in the theatre for me and it seems particularly apt to be able to share it with you at this time. We are extremely proud of this film, which captures the excitement of live performance so powerfully and we trust it will bring a much-needed escape for our loyal audiences countrywide.”

The Red Shoes is a tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis and projection design by Duncan McLean.

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in London and is the seventh New Adventures production to be filmed in partnership with More2Screen and distributed to cinemas worldwide. 
World-famous dancer, actor and choreographer, Adam Cooper, returns to New Adventures after more than 20 years to play the iconic role of Svengali-like Impresario ‘Boris Lermontov’. One of New Adventures much-loved stars, Ashley Shaw, reprises her award-winning role of ‘Victoria Page’ having first created it for the 2016 World Premiere Season.  Acclaimed New Adventures performer Dominic North dances the role of struggling composer ‘Julian Craster’, with whom Victoria falls in love.  The filmed cast also includes other celebrated New Adventures dancers: Michela Meazza as the Prima Ballerina of Ballet Lermontov ‘Irina Boronskaya’, Liam Mower as Premier Danseur ‘Ivan Boleslawsky’ and Glenn Graham as the Ballet Master ‘Grischa Ljubov’.
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is directed for the screen by Ross MacGibbon and produced by Illuminations.  It is being screened in cinemas worldwide by More2Screen, a leading Event Cinema distributor based in London.
For more information visit: TheRedShoesCinema.com
Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger
and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale
Music by Bernard Herrmann
Orchestrations by Terry Davies
BORIS LERMONTOV, Ballet Impresario:  Adam Cooper
VICTORIA PAGE, A Rising Star:  Ashley Shaw
JULIAN CRASTER, A Struggling Composer:  Dominic North
The Ballet Lermontov
IRINA BORONSKAYA, Prima Ballerina:  Michela Meazza
IVAN BOLESLAWSKY, Premier Danseur:  Liam Mower
GRISCHA LJUBOV, Ballet Master, Choreographer and Character Artist:  Glenn Graham
NADIA – Rose Goddard
SVETLANA – Bryony Harrison
BERYL – Stephanie Billers
PAMELA – Kate Lyons
MIKHAIL –Danny Reubens
ANTON – Harrison Dowzell
SERGE – Jackson Fisch
FREDERIC – Joao Carolino
LADY NESTON (Victoria’s Aunt), JOYCE (Auditionee), EDITH (Costume Designer) – Daisy May Kemp
SERGEI RATOV (Scenic Designer) – Reece Causton
DIMITRI (Lermontov Secretary & Company Manager) – Ben Brown
MUSIC HALL PERFORMERS, LADY NESTON’s GUESTS and other characters played by members of the Company
Directed & Choreographed by Matthew Bourne
Set & Costume Design by Lez Brotherston
Lighting Design by Paule Constable
Sound Design by Paul Groothuis
Projection Design by Duncan McLean
About Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures
New Adventures is proud to be a truly national dance-theatre touring company and is one of Britain’s leading exporters of dance internationally. Over the past 30 years New Adventures has transformed the popularity of dance in Britain, creating works that have altered the public perception of what is possible when it comes to telling stories without words. 
New Adventures has received numerous international awards and an incredible 12 Olivier Award nominations resulting in 6 wins. Over the past 30 years New Adventures has created 12 full-length productions and a mixed-bill of shorter works. This award-winning repertoire has inspired and thrilled millions of people worldwide.

New Adventures is passionate about diversifying the dance landscape and investing in the future of dance, through delivering inclusive projects for people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds, and developing and inspiring emerging artists. https://new-adventures.net/ 

About More2Screen
More2Screen is a leading distributor of Event Cinema with an unparalleled reputation among its blue-chip partners for professionalism, responsiveness and the delivery of great cinema events to audiences around the world.  Founded in 2006 by CEO Christine Costello, it has been a global pioneer in the harnessing of digital technology to bring the very best in live music, performance arts and cultural entertainment to local cinema audiences. In collaboration with its stellar list of long-standing content partners, More2Screen has acted as consultants, producers and worldwide distributors in bringing over 150 ‘special event’ productions to its network of more than 7,000 cinemas in 65+ international territories. Winner of the inaugural Best European Distributor award in 2015 (Event Cinema Association) and a Screen International Screen Awards finalist in 2015, 2016 and 2017, More2Screen won the Screen Award ‘Event Cinema Campaign of the Year’ category in 2018 for the live broadcast of the musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie. Recent highlights of the More2Screen slate include the special art exhibition event, Gauguin from the National Gallery, London, Emma Rice’s highly acclaimed production of Wise Children and two highly successful musical releases – 42nd Street and Kinky Boots. The Red Shoes is the seventh New Adventures production to be filmed in partnership with More2Screen and distributed to cinemas worldwide. www.more2screen.com
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