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Composer: Davies, Terry

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NationalityUnited Kingdom
Period20th century
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Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words: A sophisticated sixties treat

Play Without Words: Belinda Lee Chapman and Richard Winsor  ©  Sheila Burnett
Matthew Bourne’s Play Without Words is exactly that, a narrative conveyed through movement rather than speech. Bourne was inspired by Joseph Losey’s film The Servant, starring Dirk Bogarde. Harold Pinter wrote the screenplay and the brooding ambiguity of the film triggered the idea of this intimate dance theatre piece.
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