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What's On > Matthew Bourne's Dorian Gray

Tue 10 - Sat 14 Nov 2009 (ARCHIVED LISTING)

Oscar Wilde’s gothic fable becomes a darkly seductive dance theatre event from master storyteller Matthew Bourne. Set in the image obsessed world of contemporary art and politics, this “black fairy tale” tells the story of an exceptionally alluring young man who makes a pact with the devil. Amongst London’s beautiful people, DORIAN GRAY is the “It Boy” – an icon of beauty and truth in an increasingly ugly world.

The destructive power of beauty, the blind pursuit of pleasure and the darkness and corruption that lie beneath the charming façade make up the themes behind Wilde’s cautionary tale that have never been more timely.

NEW ADVENTURES are the foremost dance theatre company in the UK, having created an enormous new audience for dance with a series of highly popular productions including NUTCRACKER!, THE CAR MAN, EDWARD SCISSORHANDS and the now legendary, SWAN LAKE.

"Dorian Gray is Bourne again. A 21st century makeover that works astoundingly well" METRO

“An exhilaratingly ingenious updating of the novel”
Judith Mackrell – Guardian, 9 June 2009

Age guidance 14+

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1 hour 55 minutes with an interval of 20 minutes

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Wed - Fri Eves at 7.30pm and Sat Mat at 2.30pm


Tue Eve at 7.30pm and Wed Mat at 2pm


Sat Eve at 7.30pm


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Circle Restaurant
Birmingham Hippodrome’s popular restaurant, situated on Middle Circle level of the theatre foyer, is the perfect venue for a matinee lunch or an evening dinner. Come a little earlier, meet up with friends and relax over good food and a chance to browse through the programme, just a short walk from your seats in the auditorium. Click below for more details, sample menus and online reservations.


StageSide Bar & Restaurant
Just over the road from our stage door on Thorp Street, StageSide is our casual, brasserie style experience with a lively bar and quick service.  Ideal as a place to meet friends before or after your Hippodrome visit, you might even bump into cast members and musicians as it’s a popular post-show haunt.  Pop in for a coffee or a drink, or a tasty dish or two from our simple modern British menu, all at attractive prices.  You can also book Upstairs at StageSide for a private reception for up to 60 guests.
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Deli Bar
If you are short on time and looking for a quick and tasty bite to eat before the show, our newly opened Deli Bar offers the perfect solution. Situated on Front Circle Foyer, in front of our main entrance, the Deli Bar offers a selection of hot or cold dishes as well as a variety of delicious sandwiches, desserts, cakes and hot and cold drinks.


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Our bars, conveniently positioned on each main foyer level serve a great range of wines, spirits, beers and soft drinks, Champagne by the bottle or glass and fresh 'bean to cup' coffee.
Tue 10 - Sat 14 Nov 2009 (ARCHIVED LISTING)


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Experience an extraordinary insight into Matthew Bourne’s modern take on Oscar Wilde’s classic moral tale. Re:bourne (adventures in dance), the education wing of New Adventures offers specially designed workshops and INSET training relating to themes explored and the creative processes used in this production.

For more information please contact Helen Prosser at rebourne@new-adventures.net or call 020 7713 6766.

For a free Dorian Gray teacher’s support pack go to www.new-adventures.net/pages/rebourne

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