Cast announced for Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes
Full casting announced for Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
Matthew Bourne and New Adventures have announced full casting for their upcoming production of The Red Shoes which opens at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017 with an official press night on Wednesday 14 December.
The production is based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger along with the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen and features a score by Bernard Herrmann.
As previously announced Ashley Shaw will create the role of Victoria Page, the girl who dreams of being a great dancer, immortalised on screen by Moira Shearer. Rising star Cordelia Braithwaite will also play the role, along with Katrina Lyndon in her principal role debut (at certain performances).
Sam Archer will play Boris Lermentov, alongside Chris Trenfield as Lermentov, and Julian Kraster. Dominic North and Andrew Monaghan will share the role of Julian, with Michela Meazza, Anjali Mehra, Liam Mower, Danny Reubens, Glenn Graham, Leon Moran, Steph Billers, Will Bozier, Jack Jones, Daisy May Kemp, Phil King, Dominic Lamb, Kate Lyons, Joe Walkling, Katie Webb, Joshua Harriette and Seren Williams.
"A beloved fairy-tale and Academy Award-winning movie, The Red Shoes has seduced audiences and inspired generations of dancers with its 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. An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences, it will dazzle your senses and break your heart".
Matthew Bourne's new adaptation will feature set and costume design by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound design by Paul Groothuis.
Tickets for the Sadler's Wells run are available by clicking below.