Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker

The sweetest of all Matthew Bourne’s treats returns for the first time in nine years; … the 2020 tour dates for Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! with extensive national and … WITTY AND WONDERFUL FUN WITH TCHAIKOVSKY’S ICONIC BALLET, Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker-New Adventures Ballet


Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker! Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)

Etta Murfitt……….Clara
Alan Vincent……….Nutcracker
Saranne Curtin……….Sugar / Princess Sugar
Ewan Wardrop……….Fritz / Prince Bon Bon
Emily Piercy……….Matron / Queen Candy
Scott Ambler……….Dr. Dross / King Sherbert
Ross Carpenter……….Orphanage Governor / Humbug
Arthur Pita……….Knickerbocker Glory
Philip Willingdon, Isabel Mortimer, Kerry Biggin……….Orphanage Governors
Valentina Formenti, Neil Penlington……….Cupids
Vicky Evans, Richard Winsor, Paulo Kadow……….Liquorice Allsorts
Rachel Lancaster, Belinda Lee Chapman, Michela Meazza,
Shelby Williams, Mami Tomotani……….Marshmallows
Lee Smikle, Adam Galbraith, James Leece……….Gobstoppers

Matthew Bourne’s Nutcracker – New Adventures Ballet

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New Adventures Dance Company

Director and Choreographer: Matthew Bourne
Original Scenario: Matthew Bourne, Martin Duncan, Anthony Ward
Set and Costumes Disigned by Anthony Ward
Lighting Designer: Howard Harrison
Sound Designer: Paul Groothuis

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Conductor: Brett Morris Directed for Screen by Ross MacGibbon Sadler’s Wells, London, 2002 Kultur Video 2002

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Insight Conversation with Matthew Bourne

Des Moines Performing Arts President & CEO Jeff Chelesvig hosts a conversation at the Des Moines Temple Theater with world-renowned choreographer, Matthew Bourne, Sept. 24, 2013.

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Bourne and his Company are in Des Moines for the North American Premiere of MATTHEW BOURNE’S SLEEPING BEAUTY at the Des Moines Civic Center Sept. 27-28, 2013. Part of the Willis Broadway Series.


Sir Matthew Christopher Bourne (born 13 January 1960) is an English choreographer. His work includes contemporary dance and dance theatre.

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He has received multiple awards and award nominations, including the Laurence Olivier AwardTony Award and Drama Desk Award, and he has also received several Honorary Doctorates of Arts from UK universities.

Bourne was knighted in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to dance.

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Matthew Bourne, was born in Hackney, London He went to William Fitt and Sir George Monoux School in Walthamstow, London. From the ages of 14 to 16 he was an avid autograph hunter, attending most West End opening nights and waiting outside Stage Doors and top London hotels. In 1978 he left full-time education and worked in various jobs at the BBC (filing clerk), Keith Prowse Theatre Agents (selling theatre tickets) and The National Theatre (bookshop and ushering). Despite having never done a dance class, he ran and directed various amateur Dance Companies in his teenage years. In 1982 he enrolled at the Laban Centre for Movement and Dance (now Conservatoire of Music and Dance) in Deptford, southeast London, where he was awarded a BA in Dance Theatre. For his final year (1986) he danced with the Laban Centre’s Transitions Dance Company.

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After graduation, he formed the dance company, Adventures in Motion Pictures (AMP), with fellow directors, and friends, Emma Gladstone and David Massingham. Bourne has worked as a professional choreographer and director since 1987, becoming sole artistic director of AMP in 1991 and New Adventures in 2002. He is a patron for arts charity Create and now lives in Islington, London and Brighton

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  • 1996 Time Out Special Award
  • 1996 Southbank Show Award
  • 1996 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Dance Production – Swan Lake
  • 1997 Honorary Fellow – The Laban Centre
  • 1999 Astaire Award – Special Award for Direction, Choreography and Concept of Swan Lake
  • 1999 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Director of a Musical – Swan Lake
  • 1999 Drama Desk Award Outstanding Choreography – Swan Lake
  • 1999 Tony Award Best Choreography – Swan Lake
  • 1999 Tony Award Best Direction of a Musical – Swan Lake
  • 2000 Evening Standard Award for Musical Event – The Car Man
  • 2001 Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for Services to Dance
  • 2003 Hamburg Shakespeare Prize For The Arts – Only the second recipient from the dance world in over 50 years. The other being the legendary ballerina, Dame Margot Fonteyn.
  • 2003 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer – Play Without Words
  • 2005 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Original Choreography – Mary Poppins
  • 2007 Drama Desk Award Unique Theatrical Experience – Edward Scissorhands
  • 2007 Theatre Managers Special Award (TMA) for Individual Achievement – For services to Dance Touring and Audience Development
  • 2007 Honorary Doctor of Arts from De Montfort University, Leicester.
  • 2010 Honorary Doctor of Arts from Plymouth University.
  • 2010 The British Inspiration Award – Winner in Arts Category
  • 2010 Honorary Doctorate – Plymouth University
  • 2011 Honorary Doctorate – Kingston University
  • 2011 Honorary Doctorate – Roehampton University
  • 2011 Companion – Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
  • 2012 LIPA Companion (Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts) Presented by Sir Paul McCartney
  • 2013 De Valois Award for Outstanding Achievement – National Dance Awards
  • 2013 Dance Film Association ‘Dance in Focus’ Award – given for ‘persistence of vision, drive and artistry’
  • 2014 The Sir George Monoux Founders Award – Presented at the Dedication Ceremony of The Matthew Bourne Theatre, Monoux College, Walthamstow, London
  • 2015 Primio Ravenna Festical – Ravenna Festival Highest Honour – Previous recipients include Rostropovich, Ennio Morricone, Riccardo Muti and Pierre Boulez
  • 2015 The UK Theatre Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Theatre
  • 2016 KNIGHTHOOD for Services To Dance – New Years Honours
  • 2016 QUEEN ELIZABETH II CORONATION (QEII) AWARD in recognition of outstanding services to the art of ballet
  • 2016 Honorary Doctorate of Arts – Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  • 2016 THE GENE KELLY LEGACY AWARD from Dizzy Feet Foundation
  • 2017 TRAILBLAZER IN DANCE AND THEATRE AWARD from The International Institute of Dance and Theatre
  • 2017 Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreographer – The Red Shoes
  • 2019 Special Olivier Award in recognition of his extraordinary achievements in dance

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