A photo of crossed legs sitting down. High contrast and shadow. Some people are holding drinks.
Photo Credit: John Persson

The Midnight Bell

Dance/Theatre
New Adventures
Date
Wednesday 10 November 7:30pm - Saturday 13 November 2021 7:30pm
Venue
Theatre
Need to know

Post show talk after the performance on Friday 12 November

Duration:

2 hours (inc. interval)

Recommended Age:
14+

Step inside The Midnight Bell

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.

Supported by Arts Council England