Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts

May 18 - May 21

New Adventures


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THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2017 at 8:00 PM SUBSCRIBE Buy Tickets
FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2017 at 8:00 PM SUBSCRIBE Buy Tickets
SATURDAY, MAY 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM SUBSCRIBE Buy Tickets
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SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM SUBSCRIBE Buy Tickets

Matthew Bourne is hailed as the UK’s most popular and successful Choreographer/ Director. He is the creator of the world’s longest running ballet production, a five-time Olivier Award winner, and the only British director to have won the Tony Award for both Best Choreographer and Best Director of a Musical.

Matthew Bourne returns to his roots in Early Adventures, a program of hit pieces that launched the career of ‘Britain’s favourite choreographer’ and saw the birth of the style, wit and sheer entertainment that his company New Adventures brought to Swan LakeThe Car Man, Edward Scissorhands and Sleeping Beauty. With designs by long-time collaborator, Lez Brotherston, Early Adventures is a US premiere and forms part of the company’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

The Infernal Galop - A French dance with English subtitles:  This is France as seen by the uptight English imagination, with all the traditional clichés joyously paraded for our entertainment and climaxing in Offenbach's inevitable Can-Can!

Town and Country - Lie back and think of England..  Moving and hilarious, this heartfelt pastiche explores notions of national character from a bygone era through the evocative music of Edward Elgar, Noël Coward and Percy Grainger, amongst others.

Spitfire - An advertisement divertissement:  A celebration of male vanity and an affectionate comment on the preening grandeur of the danseur noble, it places Perrot’s Pas De Quatre (originally made as a kind of ‘diva-off’ for the four leading ballerina’s of the 19th Century) in the world of men’s mail order underwear advertising.
Contains some adult humour. May not be suitable for audiences under 12.  

“Bourne is a masterly storyteller.” - The New York Times
“A rare treat! Bourne's wit and flair are in full play.” - The Sunday Times


Credits And Artist Information

Supported using public funds from Arts Council England.
Select performances made possible by generous support from the Selwyn Family.
Photos: Roy Tan