“The most popular choreographer of theatrical dance in the Western World"
THE NEW YORKER

“The undisputed king of dance theatre”
THE OBSERVER

“The ultimate showman”
EVENING STANDARD

"A visionary iconoclast who has been able to give dance remarkable popular appeal"

THE WASHINGTON POST

“A Virtuoso Storyteller”
THE VILLAGE VOICE

“Matthew Bourne has utterly changed the landscape of dance forever”
THE TELEGRAPH

"Our coolest choreographer"
THE SUNDAY TIMES

“The beauty of Matthew is that only does his work sell so well but it also fits with our philosophy and our identity. Because he makes high-quality work that is contemporary and brings in a very wide audience who might not have thought before of coming to dance. He provides a way into the art form”
ALISTAIR SPALDING  Director of Sadlers Wells Theatre

"Bourne has done more to popularise modern dance than anyone and is now a brand in his own right"

THE STAGE

"Possibly the most sought after choreographer in the world"
THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

“Too valuable a choreographer just to catch on the odd tour. Company directors with ambition and taste should be sending him valentines now that he’s stateside with this tour, on the hopes of luring him into their studios”
WASHINGTON POST

“People have come to trust Bourne always to provide them with something that will entertain and delight. He is the great showman of British dance, a choreographer with an instinctive understanding of what audiences want”
THE TELEGRAPH

“Modern dance genius, Bourne, whose choreography speaks with the eloquence of a Shakespeare sonnet”
LA DOWNTOWN NEWS

“The most successful choreographer alive. A master of social observation”
NEWSDAY

"One of the few choreographers famous enough to take billing over the actual show"
THE EVENING STANDARD

“The outsider who makes other outsiders feel comfortable in the theatre”
NEW YORK SUN

“The richness of influences has allowed Bourne to create his own distinctive dance world, immediately recognisable and much-loved”
THE TELEGRAPH

 “The very existence of an Edward Scissorhands national tour is something of a surprise in an era when mainstream audiences seem sceptical of concert dance. That Mr Bourne is able to tour America with a wordless popular ballet – and draw non-traditional audiences along the way – is a remarkable feat”
NEW YORK SUN

“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”
TIME MAGAZINE

“Matthew Bourne, the British choreographer with a string of theatrical marvels to his name…a seemingly boundless sense of invention and attention to detail… could hardly be more inspired”
WALL STREET JOURNAL

“Attracting new audiences in unprecedented numbers”
WASHINGTON TIMES

"Bourne has reached audiences that other dance-maker’s cant"
THE OBSERVER

“Matthew Bourne has a robust way of reconstructing the art form to make genuine drama without ever foregoing its essential marriage to the music”
THE DAILY MAIL

“Those who thought they wouldn’t be seen dead at dance have succumbed to its visceral thrill via the sheer drama of Bourne’s work.”
THE TIMES

"In the front rank of living British choreographers"
FINANCIAL TIMES

“Arguably the most successful choreographer in Britain today”
THE TIMES

“Matthew Bourne is one of the most popular choreographers of all time”
THE INDEPENDENT

"Bourne has a near flawless track record of combining ballet with dark themes and mass appeal"
THE EVENING STANDARD

"The premier iconoclast of English dance"  THE NEW YORKER

"Bourne knows the rules and he also knows how to break them in magnificent style"

THEATERMANIA (NEW YORK)

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