New Adventures has announced the World Premiere of Matthew Bourne’s THE MIDNIGHT BELL, a brand new production inspired by the literary world of the great English novelist Patrick Hamilton (Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square), which will open at Cheltenham Everyman on 9 September 2021.
Matthew Bourne’s THE MIDNIGHT BELL will then embark on a UK tour to 13 venues including a season at Sadler’s Wells from 4 to 9 October 2021.
Exploring the under-belly of 1930s London life where ordinary people emerge from cheap boarding houses nightly to pour out their passions, hopes and dreams in the pubs and bars of fog-bound Soho and Fitzrovia. Step inside The Midnight Bell, a tavern where one particular lonely-hearts club gather to play out their lovelorn affairs of the heart; bitter comedies of longing, frustration, betrayal and redemption.
Patrick Hamilton created some of the most authentic fiction of his era; stories borne out of years of social interactions with the working man and woman at his favourite location – the London Pub.
Master storyteller Matthew Bourne once again joins forces with the Olivier and Tony award-winning team of Terry Davies (music), Lez Brotherston (set and costume design), Paule Constable (lighting design) and Paul Groothuis (sound design) for this brand new production.
The cast will feature twelve of New Adventures’ finest performers in roles that will challenge and reveal the darker reaches of the human heart.
The cast for THE MIDNIGHT BELL are Paris Fitzpatrick, Glenn Graham, Bryony Harrison, Daisy May Kemp, Kate Lyons, Michela Meazza, Andrew Monaghan, Liam Mower, Danny Reubens, Christopher Thomas, Richard Winsor and Bryony Wood.
This is a Dance Theatre event not to be missed.
The World Premiere tour of THE MIDNIGHT BELL combined with the forthcoming national tour and Sadler’s Wells’ Christmas season of NUTCRACKER! will see New Adventures visit 26 mid and large-scale venues throughout the UK, firmly cementing the company’s return to the stage.