News: Matthew Bourne to be honoured for his contribution to the arts at UK Theatre Awards.

Friday 16 October 2015 by Clare Evans

Matthew Bourne
Photo: Hugo Glendinning

Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Matthew Bourne is to be honoured at the UK Theatre Awards 2015 for his contribution to theatre.

He described receiving the prize as “wonderful”, particularly as it follows his company New Adventures’ 2011 award for outstanding achievement in dance.

Rachel Tackley, President of UK Theatre, said: “I am a huge fan of Matthew Bourne’s work which has been inspiring and thrilling audiences all over the UK and around the world for many years. I am delighted that his incredible contribution to our industry is being honoured at this year’s award ceremony. I can’t wait to see what he has planned next.”

Read more: Sadler’s Wells, 15 October 2015

The UK Theatre Awards will take place on Sunday 18 October at London’s historic Guildhall. More details can be found at

New Adventures will perform Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty at Sadler’s Wells between 1 December and 24 January 2016. To book tickets, visit

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