Illuminations has announced THE MATTHEW BOURNE COLLECTION, a new 5-disc box set which brings together five landmark Bourne productions from 2015 to 2020.
Bringing together The Car Man, Cinderella, Swan Lake, Romeo + Juliet, and The Red Shoes, THE MATTHEW BOURNE COLLECTION will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on 9th November 2021.
The beautifully presented box set showcases the very best of New Adventures’ award-winning dance performances and celebrates 30 years of choreographer Matthew Bourne’s thrilling and evocative reinterpretations of classic, much-loved tales.
Each film celebrates Bourne’s trademark storytelling which is always coupled with magnificent sets and costumes designed by Lez Brotherston. The dazzling performances are accompanied by music played by the New Adventures Orchestra.
Captured at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre, each show reflects the exhilarating sense of interaction in live performance between the audience and dancers on stage, exquisitely adapted for the screen.
Each bestselling DVD and Blu-ray includes an additional Making of film featuring interviews with cast and creative members.
The Car Man (2017 . 115 mins . Sky Arts)
Exciting and entertaining, Bizet’s Carmen is reinvented as a delightful and dangerous vision of small-town America.
Cinderella (2018 . 130 mins . BBC)
Set in a war-torn London, this is a heart-stopping fairy tale of love and loss during the horrors of the Blitz.
Swan Lake (2019 . 162 mins . Sky Arts)
A Witty and emotive re-imagining of a classic ballet featuring a menacing male ensemble of dancers which turned tradition upside down.
Romeo + Juliet (2020 . 121 minutes . Sky Arts)
Bursting with youth and vitality, a timeless love story of repressed emotions and teenage discovery.
The Red Shoes (2020 . 127 mins . BBC)
A triumphant tale of obsession, possession and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.
NTSC all regions / 655 minutes inc feature and extras
HD 1080p all regions / 655 minutes inc feature and extras