News: World premiere of Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell to embark on UK tour

May 11, 2021
News: World premiere of Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell to embark on UK tour

Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures announce a world premiere production of The Midnight Bell, opening at Cheltenham Everyman on 9 September before embarking on a UK tour. The tour will also include a season at Sadler’s Wells.

Based on intoxicated tales from the darkest corners of Soho, The Midnight Bell 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 English novelist Patrick Hamilton (Twenty Thousand Streets Under The Sky, Hangover Square) who created some of the most authentic fiction of his era, the show is an engrossing, enchanting take on the underground London life.

Creative team includes the Olivier and Tony award-winning team of Terry Davies (music), Lez Brotherston (set and costume design), Paule Constable (lighting design) and Paul Groothuis (sound design) for this brand new production.

Cast feature twelve of New Adventures’ finest performers, including Paris Fitzpatrick, Glenn Graham, Bryony Harrison, Daisy May Kemp, Kate Lyons, Michela Meazza, Andrew Monaghan, Liam Mower, Danny Reubens, Christopher Thomas, Richard Winsor and  Bryony Wood.

Dates include Cheltenham Everyman from 9 to 11 September, Brighton Theatre Royal from 14 to 18 September, Sheffield Lyceum from 20 to 25 September, Orchard Theatre, Dartford, from 27 to 29 September, York Theatre Royal from 30 September to 2 October, Sadler’s Wells from 4 to 9 October, Curve, Leicester, from 11 to 16 October, Liverpool Playhouse from 19 to 23 October, Oxford Playhouse from 28 to 30 October, Hall for Cornwall, Truro, from 4 to 6 November, Warwick Arts Centre from 10 to 13 November, Eden Court, Inverness, from 18 to 20 November and Bath Theatre Royal from 23 to 27 November.

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