Ballet: Matthew Bourne’s “Cinderella”

Sunday, May 13th at 1:00PM



Matthew  Bournes Cinderella is  a  thrilling  and  evocative  love  story  set  in  London  during  the  Second  World  War.  The  internationally  acclaimed  choreographer’s  interpretation  of  the  classic  fairy  tale  has,  at  its  heart,  a  true  war-time  romance.  A chance  meeting  results  in  a  magical  night  for  Cinderella  and  her  dashing  young  RAF  pilot,  together  just  long  enough  to  fall  in  love  before  being  parted  by  the  horrors  of  the  Blitz.  The  sights  and  sounds  of  war-torn  London  are  recreated  by  Lez  Brotherston’s  Olivier  Award-winning  costumes  and  sets,  lighting  by  Olivier  Award-winning  Neil  Austin,  video  and  projection  designs  by  Duncan  McLean,  and  surround  sound  designed  by  Paul  Groothuis.  Matthew  Bourne’s  vivid  story  telling  has  never  been  more  heart-stopping  and  touching,  and  will  take  the  audience  into  the  heart  of  Prokofiev’s  magnificent  score.

Matthew Bourne’s: The Car Man

Sunday, June 10th at 1:00PM


A sensational new dance event for cinemas from the internationally acclaimed choreographer Matthew Bourne and his Dance Company New Adventures, The Car Man is loosely based on Bizets popular opera (CARMEN) and has one of the most thrilling and instantly recognisable scores in classical music, brilliantly arranged by Terry Davies. The familiar 19th Century Spanish cigarette factory becomes a greasy garage-diner in 1960s America where the dreams and passions of a small-town are shattered by the arrival of a handsome stranger. Fuelled by heat and desire, the inhabitants are driven into an unstoppable spiral of greed, lust, betrayal and revenge. Lez Brotherston’s epic design, Chris Davey’s evocative lighting and Matthew Bourne’s vivid storytelling take in a wealth of cinematic references, creating a powerful and uncompromising vision of small-town America.

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