Matthew Bourne's The Midnight Bell

Submitted by Sara-Jane Lee on September 7, 2021 - 12:01

Venue, Timing and Cost

Oxford Playhouse
Thursday, 28 October 2021 to Saturday, 30 October 2021
Thu, Fri and Sat 7:30pm, Matinee Sat 2:30pm
From £10
A close up on the legs of a row of people. They are dressed in 1930s costume and hold various drinks in their hands.

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.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Oxford Playhouse
11-12 Beaumont Street, Oxford, OX1 2LW
Box Office: 01865 305305