Matthew Bourne's The Midnight Bell
Ballet and Dance

Matthew Bourne's The Midnight Bell

Thu 9th - Sat 11th Sep

First ever visit from acclaimed choreogrpaher Matthew Bourne, with a World Premiere Performance!

Intoxicated tales from darkest Soho

Matthew Bourne’s new World Premiere for New Adventures explores 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.

Inspired by the great English novelist Patrick Hamilton (Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square) who 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 Bourne once again joins forces with the Olivier and Tony award-winning team of Terry Davies, Lez Brotherston, Paule Constable and Paul Groothuis for this brand new production. The cast features twelve of New Adventures’ finest performers in roles that will challenge and reveal the darker reaches of the human heart. This is a Dance Theatre event not to be missed.

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“To tell a story without words is a rare gift, one Matthew Bourne uses to create a magical world you will never want to leave.”

The Daily Telegraph

“No other English writer has written so acutely about sexual infatuation, embarrassment and self illusion.”

Time Out (on Patrick Hamilton)

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