The Midnight Bell

The Midnight Bell

3.5 (2) · Contemporary Drama, Dance

Intoxicated tales from darkest Soho


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 a 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.

The Midnight Bell contains smoke, haze effects, loud noises and adult themes.

Age Recommendation: 14+

Critic reviews

Matthew Bourne shows his gift for the drama of everyday gesture

· The Independent

Raise a glass to this dazzling dance

· The Guardian

There's a silent movie feel to The Midnight Bell

· WhatsOnStage


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Date & time

Show ended
Mon 4 Oct, 2021 - Sat 9 Oct, 2021
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs


Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R London, UK · Get Directions
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