Matthew Bourne's triumphant Play Without Words opens at Sadler's Wells to rave reviews

Matthew Bourne's triumphant multi Olivier Award-winning dance masterpiece Play Without Words has opened at Sadler's Wells to rave reviews and runs through until 5 August.

Set in Chelsea in 1965 and praised as "Bourne's best work" (The Observer), Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words peels back the façade of domestic social order as a rich couple's lives are turned upside down by the arrival of their new manservant.

Based on the 1960s film The Servant this sexy, chic and thrilling dance drama, performed to a sultry live jazz score, revels in the struggle for power, territory and sexual domination. See an interview with Matthew Bourne and the creative team behind the show that has been described as "an irresistible storm of Sixties chic" (Daily Telegraph).

San Francisco Ballet
This September offers a rare chance to see one of the world's most respected ballet companies perform at Sadler's Wells. Last seen in London in 2004, San Francisco Ballet returns this autumn to present a munificent programme of three triple bills including Edwaard Liang's Symphonic Dances, Ashley Page's Guide to Strange Places and Mark Morris' Beaux.

Over its two week residency at Sadler's Wells this celebrated ballet company will offer a varied, rich and sophisticated repertory, showcasing some of its most popular works of recent years.

Performed by a company of dancers renowned for their exquisite skill and athleticism and including pieces by George Balanchine and Christopher Wheeldon amongst others, all three diverse programmes are sure to amaze and delight.
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San Francisco Ballet: Programme A

Booking from 14 Sep 2012 to 23 Sep 2012


San Francisco Ballet: Programme B

Booking from 15 Sep 2012 to 21 Sep 2012


San Franciso Ballet: Programme C

Booking from 19 Sep 2012 to 22 Sep 2012

ZooNation Dance Company

ZooNation's multi-award nominated smash-hit dance musical Some Like It Hip Hop returns to the Peacock Theatre this September for a limited run.

The hugely talented original cast, including Tommy Franzén and Lizzie Gough, return to tell this comic tale of love, mistaken identity, cross dressing and revolution, featuring ZooNation's trademark dance innovation and set to bone shaking music from Josh Cohen and DJ Walde.   

Akram Khan's Company

DESH, Akram Khan's most personal work to date, which won the 2012 Olivier Award for best new dance production and was branded "a masterpiece" (The Observer), returns to Sadler's Wells for six performances this October.

This contemporary solo dance piece is a spectacular visual feast which sees Khan explore his heritage from Bangladesh to Britain threading memories and myth together in a work whose title DESH means 'homeland' in Bengali.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Balle

New York's Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet makes its long overdue UK debut premiering a vibrant and daring triple bill of works by a fascinating mix of provocative choreographers.

The company bring their renowned classical technique and physical power to perform Hofesh Shechter's Violet Kid, choreographed to his own original score, as well as Alexander Ekman's exploration of rhythm, Tuplet and Grace Engine, Crystal Pite's examination of the stories that connect mankind.

Artistic director and host of Breakin' Convention and Sadler's Wells Associate Artist, Jonzi D returns to his roots and looks to the future with his dual programme Lyrikal Fearta - Redux.

The first programme features some of Jonzi's most critically acclaimed works; Guilty, Shoota, Safe, Aeroplane Man and Silence the Bitchin', while the second comprises new works as Jonzi continues to respond to the world around him in his own unique 'choreopoetic' style. Both programmes feature music, poetry, movement, politics and wit.

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