The Red Shoes


ISBN: 9781848427136
Author: By Hans Christian Andersen Adapted by Nancy Harris
Publication Date: 7/12/2017
Publisher: Nick Hern Books
Extent: 160pp.
Availability: Available


‘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.

Nancy Harris’s play 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.

‘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

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