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Play Without Words

Chelsea, 1965. Behind the privileged façade of domestic social order lies a struggle for power, territory and sexual domination. In a suave Chelsea home an urbane master and his beautiful fiancée welcome their new manservant, Prentice. What follows will change their lives forever. Sexy, chic and thrillingly original, this dance drama is a spellbinding carnival of seduction, intrigue and power.



Returning for its first revival as part of New Adventures 25th Anniversary celebration, Matthew Bourne’s Play Without Words was a critical and popular success when it was first produced by the National Theatre in 2002. It now makes its debut at Sadler’s Wells in a strictly limited four week season.

Schedule

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (one intermission)

Sadler's Wells

(London, )
Rosebery Avenue
London, EC1R
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
The Kennedy Center presents the New Adventures North American tour of Matthew Bourne's critically acclaimed production of The Red Shoes, October 10 to 15, 2017. The tour will continue to Blumenthal Performing Arts, Charlotte and City Center, New York; having already played at Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014
Broadway Entertainment Group in association with New Adventures are delighted to announce that one of the most popular dance productions ever staged, MATTHEW BOURNE'S multi award-winning hit 'SWAN LAKE', will extend its current UK tour internationally from this month, September 2014. The show will visit the Tokyo Theatre Orb, Shanghai Cultural Square, Singapore Esplanade, the Regent Theatre, Melbourne and the Theatre Royal, Sydney.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015
The London International Mime Festival, directed by Helen Lannaghan and Joseph Seelig, is a unique event in the theatre calendar, a once a year chance to see the very best and newest contemporary visual theatre, including cutting edge circus-theatre, animation and puppetry, mask, physical and object theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Birmingham Repertory Theatre has today announced a raft of shows for spring 2020. The programme precedes new Artistic Director, Sean Foley's first full season of work in autumn 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Paige Allison Healing Arts and the Compass Performing Arts Center are proud to be presenting 'Emotional Baggage' by Lindsay Price at the Compass Performing Arts Center, 545 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14221. Recently seen at the Buffalo Infringement Festival, 'Emotional Baggage' is a 30 minute one-act play without words.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Announcing Skidmore Theater's Fall 2019 Season:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015
New Adventures are delighted to announce the full cast for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's SLEEPING BEAUTY at the Theatre Royal Glasgow from Tuesday 17 until Saturday 21 November.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016
South African's own Mime Master, John Jacobs, is back in South Africa with his new production, MY PASSIE VIR JESUS, following his representation of South Africa at the Leonid Yengibaryan International Mime Festival in Tsakhkadzor, Armenia last month. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017
The Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of 'The Red Shoes,' presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, is making its American premiere now through October 1, 2017 in Los Angeles. Opening night was last night, September 19, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and starry festivities below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017
The cast is set for the acclaimed Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of "The Red Shoes." Presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, the American premiere of "The Red Shoes" runs September 15 through October 1, 2017, with the opening set for September 19.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015
New Adventures are delighted to announce the full cast and further tour dates for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's "SLEEPING BEAUTY" opening at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on Saturday 17 October 2015 with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Saturday 24 January 2016. (Press night on Wednesday 9 December 2015). In total, the production will play 18 venues. Full tour schedule below.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015
New Adventures are delighted to announce the full cast and further tour dates for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's "SLEEPING BEAUTY" opening at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth on Saturday 17 October 2015 with an eight week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Saturday 24 January 2016. (Press night onWednesday 9 December 2015). In total, the production will play 18 venues. Full tour schedule below.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014
New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt are delighted to announce full casting for the forthcoming national tour and Sadler's Wells Christmas season of EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016
Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 15, 2017
Today's subject Liam Mower is currently living his theatre life on tour with esteemed choreographer Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes in the role of Ivan Boleslawsky. The production concludes a week-long engagement today at Kennedy Center's Opera House before continuing on to Charlotte, NC and New York, NY.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015
New Adventures are delighted to announce the principal casting for the first revival of Matthew Bourne's "SLEEPING BEAUTY" at Sadler's Wells. The eight week Christmas season is from Tuesday 1 December 2015 to Saturday 24 January 2016. (Press night on Wednesday 9 December 2015). Please see the schedule below.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017
The Kennedy Center presents the New Adventures North American tour of Matthew Bourne's critically acclaimed production of The Red Shoes, October 10 to 15, 2017. The tour will continue to Blumenthal Performing Arts, Charlotte and City Center, New York; having already played at Ahmanson Theatre, Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne returns to the UK in its first major revival. The show will tour the UK from Monday 10 November 2014 - Saturday 24 March 2015 with a six week season at Sadler's Well's this Christmas from Tuesday 2 December 2014 - Sunday 11 January 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014
New Adventures, Martin McCallum and Marc Platt have announced that EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, will return to the Theatre Royal Glasgow tonight 19 until Saturday 22 November 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017
???????New Adventures are delighted bring Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES to King's Theatre, Glasgow on Tuesday 5 June as part of its world premiere tour.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2019
Central School of Ballet announces new MA Choreography programme participants: Anjali Mehra-Hughes from New Adventures and Sandrine Monin from Phoenix Dance Theatre. The students joined Central this spring on the MA programme that takes 18 months on average to complete, providing the opportunity for professional choreographers to hone their skills, engage in research and develop their practice at the highest level.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016
Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019
Sir Matthew Bourne OBE has been announced as the recipient of this year's Special Award at the Olivier Awards 2019 with Mastercard, in recognition of his extraordinary achievements in dance.
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016
Tonic Theatre today announces the inaugural Tonic Celebrates event which is a new initiative for the company celebrating the achievements of inspirational women in theatre. For the first event on 22 June at Ambassadors Theatre, Tonic Theatre's Director Lucy Kerbel will be in conversation with multi award-winning lighting designer Paule Constable, Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre Indhu Rubasingham, and playwright Jessica Swale. Tickets for the event start from just £5 (0207 395 5405/www.theambassadorstheatre.co.uk).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014
Broadway Entertainment Group in association with New Adventures are delighted to announce that one of the most popular dance productions ever staged, MATTHEW BOURNE'S multi award-winning hit 'SWAN LAKE', will extend its current UK tour internationally from September 2014. The show will visit the Tokyo Theatre Orb, Shanghai Cultural Square, Singapore Esplanade, the Regent Theatre, Melbourne and the Theatre Royal, Sydney. Further venues will be announced shortly.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Over eight million people have lived to tell the tale of one of the most successful - and terrifying - theatre events ever staged, and it's coming to shock audiences in Chicago this fall. The Woman in Black - London's long-running West End play -  will open at Chicago's Royal George Theatre in November with all the stage thrills that have led audiences in London to shriek in fear for 30 years.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2018
Richard Winsor, highly acclaimed for his dance, stage and screen work, is set to play Tony Manero, the role which famously rocketed John Travolta to screen stardom, in a new stage production of Saturday Night Fever.
by Marianka Swain - Jul 26, 2016
New Adventures has announced the full casting for the world premiere of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES, opening at the Theatre Royal Plymouth on Monday 21 November with an eight-week Christmas season at Sadler's Wells from Tuesday 6 December 2016 to Sunday 29 January 2017. Press Night is Wednesday 14 December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014
On Sunday 28 September, Liam Mower will join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical for a special performance to be broadcast live from the Victoria Palace Theatre to cinemas across the UK and around the world. Mower, who will play the role of Older Billy, originated the role of Billy Elliot in 2005 along with George Maguire and James Lomas, and was the first boy ever to play the role on stage.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017
The cast is set for the acclaimed Matthew Bourne / New Adventures production of "The Red Shoes." Presented by Center Theatre Group and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, the American premiere of "The Red Shoes" runs September 15 through October 1, 2017, with the opening set for September 19.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016
Matthew Bourne, on behalf of New Adventures, Northern Ballet and Sadler's Wells today announces the full programme for "MR WONDERFUL", A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier's Life in Dance.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019
The Wrong Crowd presents a new production of KITE, created and co-directed by Rachael Canning and Hannah Mulder, touring from 18 February 12 May 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
More than 40 years since Saturday Night Fever hit the big screen, a new stage production is coming to Canterbury next month.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017
???????New Adventures are delighted to announce further UK dates for the World Premiere tour of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016
See dazzlingly gothic Sleeping Beauty in its first revival since it took the Birmingham Hippodrome stage by storm in 2013.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018
Casting has been announced for Moonfleet, a new British musical based on the novel by J Meade Falkner, to be staged by Salisbury Playhouse (19 April - 5 May 2018; Press Night Tuesday 24 April).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017
Stephen Karam's four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway play THE HUMANS will be the centerpiece of the Ahmanson Theatre's 2017-18 season at Center Theatre Group next June, along with David Henry Hwang's new commission SOFT POWER.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017
???????New Adventures are delighted to announce further UK dates for the World Premiere tour of Matthew Bourne's production of THE RED SHOES.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018
As part of the 70 years for Israel celebrations, during Passover Holiday, on April 1-3, 2018, the 28th Haifa International Children's Theater Festival will take place at Haifa Theatre and various venues throughout Haifa.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016
Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing.
by Roy Tan - Dec 7, 2014
EDWARD SCISSORHANDS, devised, directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne returns to the UK in its first major revival. The show will tour the UK from Monday 10 November 2014 - Saturday 24 March 2015 with a six week season at Sadler's Well's this Christmas from Tuesday 2 December 2014 - Sunday 11 January 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you more production photos below!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016
Berkeley Rep today announced the American premiere of 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips adapted by Michael Morpurgo (War Horse) and Emma Rice, with Rice also directing.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2018
Just in time for the holiday season, THE WOMAN IN BLACK is inviting guests to try something new this year with a holiday ticket package. For those looking to bond over a spine-tingling live theater performance, THE WOMAN IN BLACK will include a drink from the bar with the purchase of a ticket using the code HOLIDAY through January 6, 2019. An experience surely not to miss, the production has been called "Spectacular" by the Chicago Sun-Times, and "Brilliant" by Chicago Theater Review, receiving rave reviews from critics across the board. 
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016
 In what promises to be the theatrical event of 2017, Arts Centre Melbourne is bringing Matthew Bourne's production of Lord of the Flies to the State Theatre stage from 5 - 9 April.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019
Paige Allison Healing Arts and the Compass Performing Arts Center are proud to be presenting 'Emotional Baggage' by Lindsay Price at the Compass Performing Arts Center, 545 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo NY 14221. Recently seen at the Buffalo Infringement Festival, 'Emotional Baggage' is a 30 minute one-act play without words. Each character has their own baggage to deal with. We see how this baggage impacts their movements and lives.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015
Following yesterday's tragic incident and as messages come in from around the world, Matthew Bourne, Artistic Director of New Adventures issues the following tribute on behalf of the company: "Yesterday we lost our "Swan' and our 'Car Man" - Jonathan Ollivier was one of the most charismatic and powerful dancers of his generation: An intensely masculine presence tempered with tenderness and vulnerability made him the perfect casting for a string of triumphant roles in the New Adventures repertory including 'The Swan", the enigmatic "Speight" in "Play Without Words" and his final role as Luca in "The Car Man" which he was due to dance at last nights final performance at Sadler's Wells.
by Fiona Scott - Apr 9, 2019
Peter Polycarpou is a renowned stage, film and TV performer, most recently seen in Oslo at the National Theatre. He now takes on the role of Don Quixote's squire, Sancho Panza in Man of the Mancha at the London Coliseum.
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