Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell — New Adventures
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Matthew Bourne's new production takes audiences into the throbbing heart of 1930s Soho nightlife.

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Critic Reviews (3)

The Guardian (UK)
October 9th, 2021

Terry Davies provides a fabulously bluesy score, full of aching feeling. The narrative is fragmentary but the darkness is all-pervasive. Beautifully danced, it’s a triumph of Bourne’s genius for exact storytelling.
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What's On Stage (UK)
October 7th, 2021

Lighting designer Paule Constable creates an atmospheric backdrop for Bourne's vivid choreography. [The] songs sometimes feel like too blunt an instrument, particularly given the decision to have various characters lip-syncing to them.
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The Arts Desk
October 8th, 2021

After two hours in the theatre, you are hard pressed to identify a story, and yet those two hours of wordless dance-theatre are as affecting as anything Bourne has produced in his long career.
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