REVIEW: Nutcracker!, Sadler’s Wells

This dazzling take on the classic ballet is a real breath of fresh air even with the darker qualities drawn out of the story. This is very much a Nutcracker of two halves. On the one hand, you have the grimness of the orphanage of where Clara and her friends live celebrating a modest Christmas… Read More

Review Round Up: Nutcracker!, Sadler’s Wells

We round up the reviews for Matthew Bourne’s take on the classic ballet. iNews: **** “It’s not the best Bourne ballet – the choreography is a little uninteresting – but it’s a funny take on a Christmas classic, a bit like one of those Heston Blumenthal festive recipes that involve sticking exploding candy into a… Read More

Review Round Up: The Midnight Bell, Sadler’s Wells

We round up the review’s for Matthew Bourne’s latest show, opening at Sadler’s Wells before embarking on a UK tour. The Guardian: **** “The show’s success owes much to the atmosphere created by Bourne’s collaborators: Paul Groothuis’s sound design, the birdsong and footsteps and car engines that make the city hum even in the early… Read More

NEWS: Casting and Tour Dates Announced for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker!

The production is set to open  at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 15 November 2021. Casting and tour dates have been confirmed for the upcoming production of Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! which is based on the music of Tchaikovsky’s classic and is set to open  at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on 15th November 2021, before a Christmas… Read More

REVIEW: Romeo & Juliet, New Adventures, Sadler’s Wells (Sky Arts)

This striking take on William Shakespeare’s tragedy offers new life into this much told story. For those expecting a traditional interpretation this classic story are in for a huge shock with Matthew Bourne’s electrifying and deeply fascinating take on Romeo & Juliet. In this somewhat chilling and at times disturbing version, instead of having the… Read More

PREVIEW: Romeo and Juliet, Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Sadler’s Wells, Sky Arts

Matthew Bourne’s company have announced REEL Adventures, an online programme including a series of Broadcast Premieres on Sky TV and rare screenings of some of Matthew Bourne’s most beloved productions. His production of Romeo and Juliet is to be screened on Sky Arts on the 26th April at 8pm. It has been confirmed that Sky… Read More

NEWS: Mary Poppins Extends Run in the West End

The musical is currently playing at the Prince Edward Theatre. It has been confirmed that the musical based on P.L Travers original stories about the nanny is extending its run in the West End and is now booking until the 26th July. The magical story of the world’s favourite Nanny arriving on Cherry Tree Lane… Read More

REVIEW: The Red Shoes, Sadler’s Wells

This new revival of Matthew Bourne’s romantic and dramatic take on the 1948 film is beautiful to watch unfold. Matthew Bourne has such a way of story telling in all of his work – even with their contemporary twist whether it is his all-male Swan Lake or the deeply gothic rendition of Sleeping Beauty, all… Read More

Review Round Up: Mary Poppins, Prince Edward Theatre

Richard Eyre’s production of the musical has flown back into the West End – but what do the critics think of it? WhatsOnStage: **** “The musical’s best sequences are those that just let rip with joy and wonder. Richard Eyre directs with pace and panache, much helped by the choreography of Matthew Bourne (who is… Read More

Review Round Up: Romeo & Juliet, Sadler’s Wells

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for Matthew Bourne’s reimagining of Romeo & Juliet . The Independent: **** “Where many Romeo retellings emphasise contemporary divisions, Bourne reframes it as a story of young people against a uniformly oppressive system.” The Telegraph: ***** “For a few agonising moments during the press night for Matthew Bourne’s new… Read More