Main House Matthew Bourne's

The Midnight Bell

A New Adventures production
  • 23 - 27 November
The Midnight Bell

Event Information

Evenings 7.30pm
Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Ages: 14+

Running time: 2 hours

No performance info available

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 Lez Brotherston, Terry Davies, 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.

Age guidance: 14+

“To tell a story without words is a rare gift, one Matthew Bourne and New Adventures use to create a magical world you will never want to leave” Daily Telegraph

“Welcome to the Bourne supremacy, classic stories with a twist – cheeky, accessible but with a powerful emotional undertow” Sunday Times

“Probably the world’s most successful choreographer” New Yorker

“The undisputed king of dance theatre” Observer

About Patrick Hamilton

“A riveting dissector of English life up to and including the war”Keith Waterhouse

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

Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 November

Evenings 7.30pm

Matinees Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Tickets from £25.50

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies



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