Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures
Tue 19 & Wed 20 Jun 7.30pm
Theatre £18 (£16), £21 (£19), £24 (£22) Under 26s £10 (+ booking fee)
Dance company / producer: New Adventures
Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
As part of his dance company New Adventures’ 25th anniversary celebrations, Britain’s favourite choreographer Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands, Nutcracker!) presents a triple bill of acclaimed early works that launched his career.
Spitfire was Bourne’s first hit in 1988 and hilariously places the most famous 19th Century Ballet showstopper in the world of men’s underwear advertising.
Town and Country from 1991 gave Bourne and his company their first Olivier nomination. Remembered as the piece that crystallized the Bourne style; gloriously witty and ironic, but also strangely moving and heartfelt. It explores notions of national character from a bygone era through the evocative music of Edward Elgar and Noël Coward amongst others.
The Infernal Galop was inspired by icons of France in the 30s and 40s. This is France as seen by the uptight English imagination, with all the traditional clichés joyously paraded for our entertainment and climaxing in Offenbach’s inevitable Can-Can!
“Three terrific ballets…that not only survive the test of time but stand supreme in their own right.” The Times
“Within seconds of the first piece starting, I was smiling. Within minutes, I had laughed out loud” The Telegraph
“Wonderfully entertaining” The Guardian
“Our coolest choreographer.” The Sunday Times
Please note that the recommended age guidance for this show is 12+
Running time: 2 hours (two intervals)
Dates & Times
|Tue 19 Jun||Theatre||7:30pm|
|Wed 20 Jun||Theatre||7:30pm|
Seating up to 550, audiences are assured of an excellent view of the stage and comfortable seating in this well-designed auditorium. The theatre stages the best national and international plays and performances, as well as contemporary and international dance, music and comedians.