Sunday, November 14th, 2021

A perfect Holiday Gift for all those would-be Billy Elliot’s out there



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




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