Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for Play Without Words was Sunday May 29, 2005 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Ahmanson Theatre:
- Full Price:
- $80.00 - $89.00
- Our Price:
- $35.00 - $40.00
Peter and the Starcatcher, the multiple Tony Award-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," is the swashbuckling, madcap prequel to Peter Pan. A dozen actors play more than 100 characters, combining their acting talent with ingenious stagecraft and an imaginative story to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up." The musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew in an action-packed adventure that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), Peter and the Starcatcher boasts an all-star creative team and weaves an enchanting tale that appeals to both adults and kids. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from April Alexander
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F A N T A S T I C!!!
Quotes & Highlights
- Watch a special web presentation about the play.
- "Just bring your eyes and ears, and marvel at the inventions of Mr. Bourne's theatrical imagination." New York Times
- "A vibrant, wicked satire of class conflict and sexual desire set in Swinging Sixties London and told exclusively through movement and music." London: The Times
- "Funny, sexy, brilliantly stylish and blazingly original." London Daily Telegraph
In a suave London home, an urbane master and his beautiful fiance welcome their new manservant, Prentice. What follows will change their lives forever -- and prove a surprising truth about love.
Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words was inspired by Joseph Losey's film and based on "The Servant" by Robin Maugham. Music is by Terry Davies.
From the New York Times:
Best known here [in America] for his reinvention of "Swan Lake" as a psychosexual hybrid of Hitchcock's "Birds" and an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog, Mr. Bourne's brand of storytelling through dance -- in which the themes are adult and the sex is fully acknowledged -- has made his work hugely popular in Britain. "We have a lot of people being dragged along for the first time by friends who say, 'I know you don't like dance but you'll enjoy this, I promise,' " he said. "There's a certain amount of winning over to be done. Sex, and humor, are important ways of doing it. Because once you've physically reacted, with a laugh or whatever, we've got you."
Recommended for ages 13 and above.