Based on the film by MICHAEL POWELL and EMERIC PRESSBURGER and the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN fairytale. Music by BERNARD HERRMANN.
THE DOUBLE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SMASH HIT RETURNS
A sell-out before its world premiere tour opened in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns after winning two Olivier Awards and dazzling audiences across the UK and the USA.
The Red Shoes is a 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.
Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable and sound by Paul Groothuis.
Starring Jennifer Saunders. Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses. Her gleefully funny performance as the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, delighted both critics and audiences alike when the production opened in Theatre Royal Bath’s 2019 Summer Season. With a distinguished creative team who have won a plethora of awards between them, this is a Blithe Spirit full of sparkling and spirit-lifting hijinks. Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium - Madame Arcati - inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a séance. When she appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life – and the afterlife – get complicated.
After nearly a decade since the last sell-out UK tour, Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed Broadway production of Boublil and Schönberg’s musical “LES MISÉRABLES” will play Norwich Theatre Royal In March / April 2020.
This brilliant new staging has taken the world by storm and has been hailed “Les Mis for the 21st Century”. With scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the magnificent score of “LES MISÉRABLES” includes the songs; “I Dreamed a Dream”, “On My Own”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More“, “Master Of The House” and many more. Seen by over 120 million people worldwide in 52 countries and in 22 languages, “LES MISÉRABLES” is undisputedly one of the world’s most popular musicals.
Don’t miss the majestic sounds of monumental music for massed choirs and orchestra, filling the magnificent surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall, in this spectacular celebration of timeless choral classics. Featuring the acclaimed City of London Choir, Brighton Festival Chorus and star tenor Andres Presno.
Enjoy thrilling highlights from: Verdi’s Requiem (Sanctus), Orff’s Carmina Burana (O Fortuna), Handel’s Messiah (Hallelujah Chorus), Mozart’s Requiem (Lacrymosa) and Wagner’s Tannhäuser (Pilgrim’s Chorus), as well as Parry’s I Was Glad and Jerusalem, Arne’s Rule Britannia!, Handel’s Zadok the Priest … and much more!
Jac van Steen Conductor
Andres Presno Tenor
City of London Choir
Brighton Festival Chorus
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
This concert is one of the headline events of Love Classical at the Royal Albert Hall. Hear some of today’s finest artists performing much-loved repertoire in the home of classical music.
Patrick Ness’s piercing novel A Monster Calls is brought vividly to life in the Olivier award winning production by visionary director Sally Cookson (Jane Eyre, National Theatre). Thirteen-year-old Conor and his mum have managed just fine since his dad moved away. But now his mum is sick and not getting any better. His grandmother won’t stop interfering and the kids at school won’t look him in the eye. Then, one night, Conor is woken by something at his window. A monster has come walking. It’s come to tell Conor tales from when it walked before. And when it’s finished, Conor must tell his own story and face his deepest fears. From the critically acclaimed bestseller, A Monster Calls offers a dazzling insight into love, life and healing.