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Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell

Intoxicated tales from darkest Soho

The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Mon 27 - Wed 29 September 2021 I 7:30pm

Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell

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 Terry Davies, Lez Brotherston, 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.

To tell a story without words is a rare gift, one Matthew Bourne and New Adventures use to create a magical world you will never want to leave
Daily Telegraph

Probably the world's most successful choreographer
New Yorker 

The undisputed king of dance theatre

Age guidance: 14+

  Audio Described Performance

Monday 27 September 7.30pm
Optional pre-show talk, 6.30pm with Caroline Burn.
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Tickets £32.50, £29.00, £24.00, £19.00
Premium £39.50

Groups 10+  £6 off 
Groups 20+  £7 off 
School Groups 10+ £17 
Under 21 £18 
Concessions  £2 off 
(Above discounts available on Price Bands A & B)

Premiere Card £10 off on Mon 27 September 7.30pm performance
Premiere Card  £5 off on Tue 28 September 7.30pm performance (Price Bands A & B)

Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Premiere Card Members (maximum of 4 tickets).