Matthew Bourne Announces Premiere of 'The Midnight Bell'
New Adventures and Matthew Bourne have announced the world premiere of ‘The Midnight Bell’, with music and orchestration by Air-Edel’s Terry Davies. The show will open at Cheltenham Everyman on 9th September 2021, as part of a UK tour to 13 venues including a season at Sadler’s Wells.
“Exploring 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.
Matthew Bourne’s ‘The Midnight Bell’ is 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.”
Bourne once again joins forces with the Olivier and Tony award-winning team of Lez Brotherston (set and costume design), Paule Constable (lighting design) and Paul Groothuis (sound design) for this brand new production.
The tour runs from 9th September to 27th November.