Bourne's Play Without Words Begins Previews at London's National

News   Bourne's Play Without Words Begins Previews at London's National

Matthew Bourne, the man who reinvented Swan Lake, turning it into the sexiest and most moving dance phenomenon of the 1990's, has created a Play Without Words for the National Theatre, which begins previews Aug. 20.

This non-verbal story tells a movement-based narrative set among the Chelsea set in the early 1960's, and is strongly influenced by the new wave cinema of that period — like Losey's The Servant.

Bourne's long-time designer Lez Brotherston works with him again, as does composer Terry Davies. Play Without Words looks set to be one of the highest-profile and most popular events of this year's radical Transformation season.

—By Theatrenow