New Adventures presents Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures at the Regent Theatre, Ipswich on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June at 7.30pm.
A triple bill of acclaimed early works celebrating 25 years of New Adventures.
Spitfire ‘An advertisement divertissement’ was Bourne’s first hit in 1988; it hilariously places the most famous 19th Century Ballet showstopper in the world of men’s underwear advertising.
The Infernal galop was inspired by icons of France in the 1930s and 1940s. This is France as seen by the uptight English imagination, with all the traditional clichés joyously paraded for the audience’s entertainment and climaxing in Offenbach’s inevitable Can-Can!
Town and Country from 1991 gave Bourne and his company their first Olivier nomination. Remembered as the piece that crystallized the Bourne style; gloriously witty and ironic, but also strangely moving and heartfelt. It explores notions of national character from a bygone era through the evocative music of Edward Elgar, Noel Coward and Percy Grainger, amongst others.
This special anniversary programme features new designs by New Adventures Associate Artist, Lez Brotherston. To book contact the Box Office on 01473 433100 or visit www.danceeast.co.uk