This was an unforgettable show!
I was unsure as to how they would do the train scene at the end, and I must say that if you don't know the story or aren't expecting it, it will come as a shock. Something I noticed was that there was a lot more pointe work in this than previous Matthew Bourne productions that I've seen. A memorable part was the 'beach ball' scene! Because of the lifts, costumes, dance and set.
The story telling was great! A nice touch was a curtain in the middle that rotated to fit each scene that brought the whole show together. The whole show was extremely well choreographed.
There were some impressive sets: they used white screens for when Victoria did the performance of Red Shoes. In this scene, the other dancers were dressed in black and white. There was a lot of expression used to really tell the story.
At the end of the performance there was a Q&A with Sir Matthew Bourne. He talked about how he researched the show and filmed tiny little pieces of movement which he would then bring together to make the show.