Matthew Bourne

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Hangovers and hang-ups: Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell steps into 30s Soho
The choreographer’s new show brings together lonely souls from the London novels of Patrick Hamilton. Expect regret, fumbling and a hint of mystery

Lyndsey Winship

08, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Hamlet, Cabaret and a fistful of Romeos: the best theatre, comedy and dance of autumn 2021
Cush Jumbo tackles the troubled prince, Jessie Buckley and Eddie Redmayne head for 30s Berlin, while standup favourites and dance spectaculars burst back on the stage

Arifa Akbar, Brian Logan and Lyndsey Winship

26, Aug, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Matthew Bourne: dance isn’t ‘taken as seriously as I’d thought’
Freelance performers ‘forgotten’ during the pandemic says top choreographer as he launches Cygnet School training programme to diversify industry

Chris Wiegand

06, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Adventures in Film review – cracking trio from Matthew Bourne's company
Bourne’s New Adventures has given three female dancers from the company the chance to make their own creations – with impressive results

Lyndsey Winship

07, Dec, 2020 @8:00 PM

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'It's my second home': UK arts figures pick the theatres that inspired them
Arts venues have been hit hard by the pandemic and are still unable to stage live performances. In a new series, we celebrate their essential role

Compiled by Chris Wiegand

06, Jul, 2020 @12:25 PM

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Matthew Bourne's company perform The Red Shoes from home
Following the cancellation of its UK tour, the cast of Bourne’s acclaimed dance production perform it in their living rooms and gardens in a 12-minute lockdown film

Chris Wiegand

05, Jun, 2020 @4:51 PM

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Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes review – an enchanted evening
Ashley Shaw makes a triumphant return as doomed ballerina Vicky Page

Sarah Crompton

22, Dec, 2019 @2:00 PM

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Top 10 dance shows of 2019
A snogtastic Romeo and Juliet from Matthew Bourne and an international dance-a-thon celebrating Merce Cunningham join a mixed troupe of winners

Lyndsey Winship and Sanjoy Roy

15, Dec, 2019 @5:00 PM

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The week in theatre: Mary Poppins; Murder in the Cathedral; Much Ado About Nothing – review
Richard Eyre’s Mary Poppins revival soars, TS Eliot’s verse drama struggles under the weight of its gravitas, and Much Ado makes for rather a messy song and dance

Kate Kellaway

17, Nov, 2019 @10:30 AM

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Mary Poppins review – stageful of sugar is a rapturous delight
Zizi Strallen is excellent as the buoyant nanny in Eyre’s chippy and enduring show, which also calls on Julian Fellowes, Matthew Bourne and Petula Clark

Michael Billington

13, Nov, 2019 @10:00 PM

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The best dance of the 21st century
Ferocious flamenco, bittersweet ballet and a harrowing masterpiece are among the greatest dance creations of our age

18, Sep, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet review – the thrilling shock of the new
Bourne and his superb dancers inject visceral new life into Shakespeare’s overworked tragedy

Sarah Crompton

18, Aug, 2019 @7:00 AM

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