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

REVIEW: Swan Lake, New Victoria Theatre

Matthew Bourne’s classic production looks as fresh as ever and a glorious celebration of Tchaikovsky’s wonderful music. Filled with plenty of drama and intensity, there is no denying that Matthew Bourne’s take on Swan Lake has been revered since it was first staged in 1995 for very good reason. It is by turns beautiful, heart… Read More

NEWS: Dates Confirmed for Revival of Mary Poppins

The musical is set to return to London to play at the Prince Edward  Theatre later this year.  This revival of the popular musical is set to star Charlie Stemp as Bert and Zizi Strallen will play the the title role when it arrives at the Prince Edward Theatre from the 23rd October, with official opening night taking place on the 13th November. It is initially booking in the West End… Read More

Review Round Up: Swan Lake, Sadler’s Wells

Matthew Bourne’s classic production returns to Sadler’s Wells – find out if it still lives up to expectations with LLLC’s review round up… The Telegraph: **** “this production – flaws and all – remains an embarrassment of riches, and in Ball it may well have found its most electrifying leading man since the dancer who… Read More

NEWS: New Dates Added to UK Tour of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake

New Adventures have confirmed additional dates have been added to its UK tour of Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, which will begin at the Plymouth Theatre Royal on the 22nd September.  It has been confirmed that the production will tour the UK for 32 weeks, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth  ahead of an eight-week Christmas season… Read More