New Adventures and The National Theatre have announced full casting for Matthew Bourne'S PLAY WITHOUT WORDS. The company will be Madelaine Brennan, Daniel Collins, Saranne Curtin, Daisy May Kemp, Anabel Kutay, Katy Lowenhoff, Adam Maskell, Anjali Mehra, Liam Mower, Jonathan Ollivier, Alastair Postlethwaite, Danny Reubens, Christopher Trenfield, Hannah Vassallo, Neil Westmoreland and Richard Winsor.
Opening at Leicester Curve Theatre 29 June – 7 July, prior to a London Season at Sadler's Wells 12 July – 5 August and Norwich Theatre Royal 7 – 11 August, Matthew Bourne'S PLAY WITHOUT WORDS returns for its first revival. A critical and popular success when it premiered as part of The National Theatre's experimental TRANSFORMATIONS season in 2002, the show went on to win the 2003 Olivier Awards for Best Entertainment and Best Theatre Choreographer.
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.
Matthew Bourne said today "I'm delighted that as part of our 25th birthday celebrations we are able to present one of our most unique and stylish works, Play Without Words, and I'm thrilled to say that two of our original cast members, Saranne Curtin and Richard Winsor, will be returning to their created roles. Play without words highlights new adventures performers as actors as well as dancers and I believe I have assembled a very fine cast of consummate performers for this first revival."
Madelaine Brennan comes direct from the current tour of Nutcracker! where she dances the role of 'Queen Candy'. For the company she has also recently danced the lead roles of 'Stepmother' in Cinderella and 'The Queen' in Swan Lake, and was in the original tour of Play Without Words in 2003. Daniel Collins made his New Adventures debut in Swan Lake, and has recently been seen as 'Fritz' in Nutcracker! and Cinderella. Saranne Curtin returns to New Adventures for the first time since 2007. She created leading roles in the original casts of Swan Lake, Cinderella, The Car Man and will here recreate her acclaimed role as 'Glenda' in Play Without Words.
Daisy May Kemp appears as the 'Hungarian Princess' in Swan Lake 3D, filmed at Sadler's Wells in 2011 for Sky Arts. She is also currently appearing in Nutcracker! on tour. Anabel Kutay has appeared in Swan Lake and Dorian Gray for New Adventures, as well as So You Think You Can Dance on BBC1. Katy Lowenhoff has recently appeared in Nutcracker!, Cinderella and Swan Lake for New Adventures. She also appeared in Adam Cooper's Shall We Dance at Sadler's Wells.