Matthew Bourne takes risk on ballet version of The Red Shoes

Choreographer says show based on 1948 film – a Broadway version of which flopped – will be his love letter to the theatre

It is some people’s favourite movie but the stage version was one of the biggest disasters in Broadway history. So the choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne admitted he was taking a risk as he announced his next production: The Red Shoes.

Bourne is to make a ballet version of the 1948 Powell and Pressburger film, which starred Moira Shearer as a ballerina forced to choose between ambition and love. He said it would be his love letter to the theatre, albeit a harder sell than some of his previous productions such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

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Source: Guardian Dance News

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