‘Passion has its price.’
An orphan girl, adopted by a wealthy 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 fairytale of dance, desire and destruction. It premiered at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 2017.
Nancy Harris’s other plays include Our New Girl (Bush Theatre, London), No Romance (Abbey Theatre, Dublin) and an adaptation of Tolstoy’s The Kreutzer Sonata (Gate Theatre, London).
‘Darkly spectacular… a bold retelling’
— Irish Times
‘Charming yet spooky… mixes song and dance with a witty dash of macabre’
— Irish Mail on Sunday
‘Dark and delicious’
— Irish Independent