Winter at the Hippodrome

The modern magician of dance, Matthew Bourne is back at Birmingham Hippodrome this February as his multi-award winning production of The Red Shoes returns to the stage.

You may have caught his retellings of Swan Lake or Romeo and Juliet
in 2019, now his double Olivier Award winning adaptation of the classic movie is coming back to the city for the first time since 2016.

THE RED SHOES by Bourne, , Choreographer and Director – Mathew Bourne, Designer – Lez Brotherstoni, Lighting – Paule Constable, Plymouth, 2016, Credit: Johan Persson/

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 and played by the New Adventures Orchestra.

An intoxicating drama where life imitates art with fateful consequences; The Red Shoes will dazzle your senses and break your heart.

Message in a Bottle Workshop Cast © JOHAN PERSSON

More unmissable dance comes to the Hippodrome next spring when Message in a Bottle comes to the West Midlands for the very first time. This exciting new production is choreographed by the acclaimed Kate Prince and set to the iconic music of Sting.

Highly original lyrical hip hop dance and breath-taking music combine in an uplifting story of humanity and hope. In Message in a Bottle, a village alive with joyous celebrations is suddenly under siege. Determined and
daring, three parted siblings step out on their own extraordinary adventures. Songs include Every Breath You Take, Roxanne, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Walking On The Moon, Englishman in New York, Shape of My Heart and Fields of Gold.

The cast features dancers from ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company, the creator behind Some Like it Hip Hop and Into the Hoods, and a Hippodrome Associate Company.

Book tickets & find out more at birminghamhippodrome.com or call 0844 338 5000 (4.5p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge).
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