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Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words
Opens: 12/07/2012 Closes: 05/08/2012 Sadler's Wells, LondonWith its origins in a 1948 novella, the plot of The Servant has changed at the hands of many over the years - even Pinter had a go - but Bourne's interpretation looks set to outlast them all. As New Adventures celebrate their 25th year, Terry Davies' swing-infused score keeps their premiere production fresh. Flannel pyjamas have never looked so sexy. For more information visit: http://www.sadlerswells.com/show/Matthew-Bournes-Play-Without-Words Buy: https://tickets.sadlerswells.com/performances2.asp?ShoID=1406 Watch:
The Arts Desk“Deserves to become a global smash...” 'Play Without Words', despite its looking back to Joseph Losey and John Osborne, shows something more remarkable still, total individuality, total originality, a unique mastery of theatre. You have three weeks to get to it - run, don't walk...
Guardian“Meticulously observant...” Ten years on, the structure holds just as tight, and the work looks very, very nearly as compelling as when it first appeared...
The Telegraph“Highly recommended...” This adaptation of The Servant remains a perfectly focused piece of entertainment, a whirl of sex, style and cigarette smoke by which it is impossible not to be entirely seduced...
The Independent“Bourne’s most original work...” The intricate telling and retelling of the same story is never confusing: the New Adventures dancers draw their characters so precisely, from the social comedy of parties and pop television to the way everybody succumbs to temptation and change...
The Stage“Authoritative and wholly convincing...” He manages to convey the complexity of a society whose old school surface is being broken through from underneath by upwardly mobile demi-monde characters like the sexual predator Prentice...
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