A New Adventures Production

Matthew Bourne's
The Midnight Bell

Mon 11 - Sat 16 Oct 2021



Matthew Bourne’s new World Premiere for New Adventures explores 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.

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.

Master storyteller Bourne once again joins forces with the Olivier and Tony award-winning team of Lez Brotherston, Terry Davies, Paule Constable and Paul Groothuis for this brand new production.

The cast features twelve of New Adventures’ finest performers in roles that will challenge and reveal the darker reaches of the human heart. This is a Dance Theatre event not to be missed.

Age Recommendation: 14+
Running time:
1 hour and 50 minutes (incl. interval)

Please note The Midnight Bell contains flickering lights (not strobe) and scenes of a sexual nature.


£45 – £10

£20 Under 16s
£20 for 16 – 26 Members (with a FREE 16 – 26 Membership)
£20 Under 18 school groups
15% off for Members
£4 off for Groups 10+
£5 off for Groups 20+

Audio Described: Mon 11 Oct, 7.30pm
with COVID-safe pre-show talk from 6.30pm
Audio Describer: Caroline Burn

Listen to the audio introduction to The Midnight Bell on SoundCloud

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