Tag: Matthew Bourne

Arts, Venue

Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes Review

Having studied the work of Matthew Bourne at college, I was more than excited to be given the opportunity to review his retelling of The Red Shoes at the Norwich Theatre Royal. Being unfamiliar with both the original Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale and the 1948 film, this story was completely new to me. I…

Arts

Review: Romeo and Juliet at Norwich Theatre Royal

Matthew Bourne’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ is a genius and creative reimagining of a much-loved story. The storytelling is simply fantastic, and the dances and choreography could not be more perfect.  Straying slightly from a typical Romeo and Juliet plot, Bourne sets this story in ‘Verona Institute’ a psychiatric hospital where Juliet (Cordelia Braithwaite) is imprisoned….

Arts, OldVenue

The Genius of Bourne: Edward Scissorhands Review

Matthew Bourne is a genius. There is no other way to summarise the magnificent performance of Edward Scissorhands, which celebrated its first major revival at the Theatre Royal in Norwich this Tuesday. The ‘New Adventures’ production certainly lived up to the Companies’ critical acclaim, through capturing the spirit of Tim Burton’s eerie fairy-tale and beautifully…

Arts, OldVenue

Liam Mower: Putting On the Scissorhands

Matthew Bourne has often been regarded for his idiosyncratic adaptations of classic tales. He blends various genres of dance in a daring way which pushes and pulls against custom. He denies any categorisation of his work with one seeming aim – to push back harder with each new move. With the international success of Bourne’s…

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