Illuminations has confirmed that Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes – which was filmed live at Sadler’s Wells in 2019 for Sky and screened in cinemas worldwide – will be released on Region Free Blu-ray and DVD on 21st September 2021.
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is a triumphant adaptation of the legendary 1948 Powell and Pressburger film of the same name, itself based on a classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen.
The double Olivier Award-winning show is a dazzling tale Hans Christian Andersen‘s tale of obsession, possession, and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world. Victoria Page, played by Ashley Shaw – winner of a National Dance Award for her performance – lives to dance, but her ambitions become a battleground between the two men who inspire her passion: composer Julian Craster, played by original cast member Dominic North, and legendary impresario Boris Lermontov, performed by Adam Cooper.
Set to the achingly romantic music of golden-age Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann, Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes is orchestrated by Terry Davies and performed live by the New Adventures Orchestra, with cinematic designs by Lez Brotherston, lighting by Paule Constable, sound by Paul Groothuis, and projection by Duncan McLean.
The Making of The Red Shoes (30 minutes) features interviews with cast and company members as above.