Matthew Bourne

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The Car Man; Like Water for Chocolate review – two narrative delights
Matthew Bourne and Christopher Wheeldon bring masterly cinematic power to their adaptations of Bizet’s Carmen and Laura Esquivel’s 1989 novel

Sarah Crompton

19, Jun, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Behind the scenes at Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man – a photo essay
Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man is a steamy, pulp-fiction take on the Bizet opera Carmen, staged at the Royal Albert Hall. Guardian photographer Tristram Kenton gained exclusive access

Tristram Kenton

13, Jun, 2022 @11:57 AM

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Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man review – steamy dance thriller with a supercharged engine
Bourne’s 1950s potboiler has been beefed up for a larger venue. The result is classy, trashy – and deeply serious

Sanjoy Roy

12, Jun, 2022 @2:40 PM

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Stephen Sondheim’s Old Friends review – a glorious all-star memorial service
Judi Dench, Rob Brydon, Imelda Staunton and Bernadette Peters joined the cast for this superb tribute to a genius

Mark Lawson

04, May, 2022 @1:23 PM

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Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! review – a pink, chewy fizz of a show
Bourne’s reworked version has a darker edge but it’s still full of wit, energy and colour, with a sensuous thrill

Lyndsey Winship

16, Dec, 2021 @1:10 PM

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Matthew Bourne: ‘We were always singing at home; my dad thought he was Frank Sinatra’
As a starstruck teenager, the Nutcracker choreographer was a keen autograph hunter. And the thrill of the stage has never left him

Tim Adams

12, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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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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