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The Red Shoes

Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London (*****)

© Johan Persson, Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page)

© Johan Persson, Ashley Shaw (Victoria Page)

Well, he’s done it again. Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, based on the iconic movie by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger is a triumph, whichever way you look at it. Scenic-wise, music wise and not least as a gripping story, from first to last you know you are in the hands of someone who loves and has complete mastery over the technical and dramatic qualities of theatre. Continue reading