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The Red Shoes
On from 02 Mar 2011 till 09 Apr 2011
Battersea Arts Centre
by Kneehigh
Genre(s): New Writing

About: The Red Shoes

Red shoes. Donít you just love them? They make you dance with delight and spin with possibilities.

But what happens when you canít stop dancing? What happens when you lose your footing? Would you dare to turn to the butcher to rid you of your heart-stoppingly beautiful red shoes? Thatís just what our desperate heroine is compelled to do.

This production marks a decade of successful collaboration between Kneehigh and BAC since the show was first performed at BAC in 2000. Surreal and sensuous, bloody and bare Ė the menacing and profound world of the fairy story is revealed.

An award-winning piece from an acclaimed company. Passionate, irreverent, funny, and rude, The Red Shoes fuses live and recorded sound, visually and physically powerful images, and a story to make your heart pound.

Based on the classic story by Hans Christian Andersen. Adapted and directed by Emma Rice Ė winner of Best Director 2002 Barclays TMA award.


'Surreal and political, haunting and brave... intensely charismatic' 5 STARS Guardian

'Delirious, witty, macabre... A show to die for' Guardian

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