Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes at Sadler’s Wells 14/12/16

THE RED SHOESLucky Londoners are now treated to a Matthew Bourne extravaganza every festive season, and in comparison to recent year’s revivals of previously seen Bourne works, the excitement is palpable at Sadler’s Wells as audiences prepare for the world premiere of Bourne’s take on the 1948 film The Red Shoes.

With expectations high, Bourne rises to the occasion with a slick and indulgent production that is rich in theatricality and swift with its storytelling. As ever, Lez Brotherston‘s original set designs are both eye-catching and memorable, effortlessly allowing the audience access to the onstage and off-stage scenes via a revolving velvet-curtained frame.

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