The Red Shoes

New Wimbledon Theatre

The Red Shoes

11 Apr 2017 - 15 Apr 2017

£20.00 - £59.00

Pro reviewers rating
9 reviews

4.2 out of 5.0
Peer reviewers rating
0 reviews

0.0 out of 5.0

Victoria Page lives to dance but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion.

This tale of obsession, possession and one girl's dream to be the greatest dancer in the world is an intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences.

The hit show based on the 1948 film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, with music from the catalogue of film composer Bernard Herrmann, is on tour.

(Reviews are from Sadler's Wells)


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“Entrancing... Bourne's choreography is supremely expressive... The story is beautifully told, and full of vivid incident. ”

Sarah Crompton (What's On Stage, Guardian)

“Made for each other... Bourne's finest achievement to date... Design, movement and sound are perfectly integrated.”

Neil Norman (Express, The Stage)

“Enthralling new stage version... Music culled from Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann’s early scores is a revelation.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Probably his best piece of work to date... Manages the very difficult task of translating one idiosyncratic medium into another.”

Arts Desk (other reviewers)

“May need a bit of tweaking here and there, but it has 'hit' written all over it.... Witty backstage melodrama.”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Bourne’s gift for storytelling dazzles... Impressive set designs... Shaw is a beautiful Vicky... Bourne on top form.”

Time Out (Other reviewers)

“Each location offers an intense distillation of atmosphere... Every scene animated by sharp detail and witty characterisation.”

Luke Jennings (Observer)

“A deliciously cosy atmosphere carries us along... Bourne can always combine the innocent with the outrageous... Often grisly fun”

Other newspaper reviewers

“Luscious in its period detail... Shaw dances with abandon, evoking Shearer’s period prettiness but very much her own character.”

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