The work of the celebrated multi-award-winning choreographer Sir Matthew Bourne is the real reason why so many of us (young enough!) wanted to become Billy Elliot. His now-legendary SWAN LAKE in which he altered the traditional story to be about a human male falling in love with a male swan, is part of a new boxed set of DVDs that is a Queerguru ‘must have ‘ Christmas gift.
This is a sumptuous collection that brings together five landmark Matthew Bourne productions from 2015 – 2020.
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