655 minutes (5 films)
9 November 2021
Audio language: English
Subtitles: English (extras only)
Blu-ray HD 1080p all regions
The Matthew Bourne Collection on Blu-ray
‘What an absolute treat it is …. A beautifully presented box set that anyone interested in ballet, and especially Matthew Bourne, will be more than delighted to receive this Christmas.’ – Musical Theatre Review
‘Mum’s Christmas present sorted.’ – David Walliams
A rich and sumptuous collection that brings together five landmark Matthew Bourne productions from 2015 – 2020.
For more than 30 years Matthew Bourne has been creating, choreographing, and directing original award-winning dance performances. With his trademark storytelling, his shows with his New Adventures company are thrilling and evocative reinterpretations of classic, much-loved tales.
Matthew Bourne’s The Car Man
The Car Man is an exciting and entertaining show based on Bizet’s Carmen reinvented as a delightful and dangerous vision of small-town America.
2017 . 115 minutes . Sky Arts
Matthew Bourne’s Cinderella
Set in a war-torn London, Cinderella is a heart-stopping fairy tale of love and loss during the horrors of the Blitz.
2018 . 130 minutes . BBC
Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake
Swan Lake is an audacious, witty, and emotive re-imagining of a classic ballet featuring a menacing male ensemble of dancers. This much-loved show turned tradition upside down.
2020 . 162 minutes . Sky Arts and More2Screen
Matthew Bourne’s Romeo + Juliet
Based on Shakespeare’s tale of love and conflict, Romeo + Juliet bursts with youth and vitality in a timeless story of repressed emotions and teenage discovery.
2020 . 121 minutes . Sky Arts and More2Screen
Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes
The Red Shoes is a triumphant adaptation of Hans Andersen’s tale of obsession, possession, and one girl’s dream to be the greatest dancer in the world.
2021 . 127 minutes . BBC and WNET
With Matthew Bourne’s direction and choreography, and Lez Brotherston’s magnificent costume and set designs, a host of dazzling performances are accompanied by music played by the New Adventures Orchestra. Captured at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, these wonderful films reflect the exhilarating sense of interaction in live performance between the audience and dancers on stage exquisitely adapted for the screen.
Available for the first time as a boxset from Illuminations, each DVD/Blu-ray also includes a short Making of film featuring interviews with cast and creatives.
Also available as a DVD boxset