The Marlowe
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes

The double Olivier Award-winning smash-hit.

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairytale. 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.

The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Early booking is highly recommended for this show’s much anticipated return.

Dance at The Marlowe is sponsored by

Kent & Sussex Cottages

Show Talk

Show Talk

Learn more about the show with a talk from company members. No need to book, just stay in your seat after the show.

Date Tue 7 Apr
Time Post-show

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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes