"A shear delight! Bourne's gleaming Scissorhands is a triumph"
"Bourne and his team have made William Golding's novel seem modern, fresh and the choreography is just incredible"
Torquay Herald Express
"The great accomplishment of the production is its seamless integration of amateur and professional dancers...an impressive achievement"
"Our most commercially savvy and popular choreographer"
Debra Craine, The Times
"The most successful and most prolific dance producers in the country"
Mark Shenton, The Stage
"John Ross is a choreographer with something to say… and he says it with devilish humour, style and emotional punch"
"The award is so much more than a choreography award, it has taught me everything from creating a budget to managing a production and running a company and given me opportunities I'd only ever dreamed of having."
James Cousins (2012 Winner)
"A REMARKABLE PROJECT. IT’S THE ELECTRIFYING INTENSITY GENERATED BY THE ENTIRE CAST THAT MAKES THIS SUCH AN EXCITING EXPERIENCE"
"EXHILARATING. This modern re-telling of William Golding’s classic is a breath-taking triumph"
WOW 247 (Glasgow)
"ENTHRALLING. A triumph"
"Ambler’s raw and dramatic choreography"
Mail on Sunday
"A STUNNING production packed with action, driven on by vibrant music and dramatic lighting – the youngsters are so full of excitement you can almost touch the atmosphere glowing and flowing from the stage."
Liverpool Daily Post
"New Adventures have brought Lord of the Flies to life in BRILLIANT, completely original fashion, and the result is a wholly absorbing, regularly THRILLING dance extravaganza’"
"Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures shows all his trademark wit, originality and eye for detail. Unmissable"
"Truly one of the most engaging things that I've ever seen on the stage, laden with wit and charm and the very cleverest of visual storytelling"
"Quite brilliant... an inspiration"
"I can't get over the joy you've given me... terrific"
"Demolishing conventions, bestriding art forms from ballet to musical comedy to film, Bourne's work isn't just high-brow or low-brow. It's all-brow."
"Bourne's talent for translating most everything he comes across - theatre, film, literature and life - into the idiom of dance comes vibrantly alive in this passionate, witty and tender retelling of the classic story"
The Hollywood Reporter
"Cinderella fills me with optimism for the future of dance. Let's celebrate Matthew Bourne, the great showman of British dance."
Daily Telegraph ****
"Dazzling images. A wonderful concept"
"Welcome to the Bourne Supremacy. His shows capture international audiences by telling classic stories with a twist - cheeky, accessible but with a powerful emotional undertow"
The Sunday Times
"Matthew Bourne has brought dance to the masses like nobody else"
"Dazzling. Seduces the senses and touches the heart"
San Francisco Observer
"I will never miss a production under your charge"
"You're all bloody brilliant"
"New Adventures is attracting new audiences in unprecedented numbers, drawn to their dramatic way of combining film imagery and elements of musical comedy, theatre and ballet"
"Beautiful in every way"
"Stunning! The company was brilliant"
"Wonderful. Bourne's vision is glorious"
"A dazzling spectacle. Fresh and vital, hilarious, profound and stunningly original. Bourne's incomparable theatrical flair adds up to a compelling entertainment"
"You represent the past, present and future of dance"
"British dance's runaway success story"
"A spectacular piece of staging"
"A valentine to the power of love"
"Cinderella sparkles with the same clever pop art visuals, wry cultural observations and propulsive narrative drive. Truly inspired storytelling"
The Los Angeles Daily News
"At Bourne's best, the action is tied so directly to the music, it's as if Prokofiev wrote the score just for him. This 'Cinderella' has enough romance, fantasy and fun to keep us hooked."
Time Out ****
"A work of considerable genius"
International Herald Tribune
"A big-hearted ballroom blitz. Cinders sets the stage alight in Matthew Bourne's wartime revival"
"Probably the world's most successful choreographer"
"Matthew Bourne is a whirlwind. He's a dynamo, a powerhouse, a force of nature. He has created the busiest ballet company on earth and turned Britain into the world's leading exporter of dance theatre"
"quite simply blown away by tonight’s performances, it was perfectly sublime"