'Darkly spectacular… a bold retelling' - Irish Times
'Charming yet spooky… mixes song and dance with a witty dash of macabre' - Irish Mail on Sunday

Premiere at the Gate Theatre, Dublin Nov 2017

An orphan girl, adopted by a wealthy Dublin family, is given a pair of beautiful red shoes. At first it appears her dreams have come true… but appearances can be very deceptive.

In a new version by Nancy Harris , The Red Shoes is a contemporary retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s extraordinary fairy- tale of dance, desire and destruction. Part theatre, part dance, this family Christmas show will dazzle your senses and break your heart. 

Book & Lyrics by Ryan Craig
Lyrics by Glyn Maxwell
Music by Marc Teitler