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The Red Shoes

21 - 25 March 2017

A beloved fairy tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations with its tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.

Matthew Bourne’s magical adaptation is set to a new score arranged by Terry Davies using the music of golden-age Hollywood composer, Bernard Herrmann (famous for his work with Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles), with sumptuous set and costume designs by Lez Brotherston, Paule Constable (lighting) and Paul Groothuis (Sound).

"Victoria Page" will be created by New Adventures star Ashely Shaw, most recently seen accross the UK and internationally as "Aurora" in Matthew Bourne's Sleeping BeautyCordelia Braithwaite and Katrina Lyndon (at certain performances) will also play the role.

Sam Archer who created the title role of Edward Scissorhands in 2005 and who has starred in CinderellaThe Car Man and Play Without Words plays "Boris Lermentov". Chris Trenfield will also play Lermentov, as well as "Julian Kraster". Sharing the role of Julian will be Dominic North and Andrew Monaghan.

Completing the principal cast are Michela Meazza playing "Irina Boronskya", and Anjali Mehra and Nicole Kabera.

The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.


Extra Events

Afternoon Tea
Available on selected matinee performances | From £17.50
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Post Show Q&A Session
Available on 21 March | FREE | Read more

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Ticket Prices

Prices range from:
£21 to £42

Further Information

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours 0 minutes including 1 interval. Times given are for guidance purposes only and can change.


Strobe lighting

Pricing and Discounts


Tue - Sat 7.30pm and Sat 2pm  £42  | £39  | £31  | £28   
Thu 2pm £31  | £28  | £23  | £21   

Prices include £1 restoration levy.


Discounts do not apply to Fri & Sat 7.30pm performances.

Executive Members £6 off top two prices at all performances.
Concessions £5 off top two prices on Tue - Thu 7.30pm performances.
Young Person Under 18 £7.50 each for Rear Circle seats on Tue-Thu 7.30pm performances.
Student Special £12.50 each on opening night only. Available after 21 February 2017.
Student ID must be shown on entry to the performance.
Groups (10+) £6 off each ticket. One free with every twenty. Excludes the lowest price. 
Not available online - please call Group Bookings on 02380 711812.
School & Young People Groups (10+) £7.50 each ticket on Rear Circle and Balcony seats for all performances Tue-Thu inclusive.
One free with every ten. 
Not available online - please call Group Bookings on 02380 711812.

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Dining & Show Packages

Dinner, Show & Hotel packages are available for this show

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