Category Archives: New Wimbledon Theatre

The Car Man – Matthew Bourne: New Wimbledon Theatre, London, 22 April 2015

Down, down, deeper on down For the first 10 minutes or so of The Car Man there’s a lot of big ensemble dancing and bullying but not a great deal of plot. With the arrival of a drifter named Luca … Continue reading

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Preview: Matthew Bourne – The Car Man: New Wimbledon Theatre, 21-25 April 2015

No smoking One of Matthew Bourne’s great calling cards is the way he takes a well-known story, gives it a whopping big shake and then twists it into something uniquely his. The Car Man is no exception. Based on Bizet’s … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – Matthew Bourne: New Wimbledon Theatre, 29 April 2014

Swan of the best It’s nearly twenty years old now but, judging by this performance, Matthew Bourne’s famous Swan Lake hasn’t dated a bit and is still one hell of a show. It shows Bourne at his undisputed best; clear … Continue reading

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Preview: Matthew Bourne – Swan Lake: New Wimbledon Theatre, 29 April – 3 May 2014

It’s swanderful When Matthew Bourne first presented his new version of Swan Lake in 1995 he could never have envisaged the elevated position it was to achieve in the world’s dance canon. Now, 19 years later and he’s touring it … Continue reading

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Fame the Musical: New Wimbledon Theatre, 24 November 2014

We’re gonna tour forever With its gung-ho-let’s-go-for-it attitude Fame was never a musical of subtleties. Gary Lloyd’s new production lives up to type with all the performers squeezed into a small space at the front of the stage – very … Continue reading

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West Side Story: New Wimbledon Theatre, 20 November 2013

A show like that It’s true that Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story has a few too many sudden emotional gear changes and that some of the language sounds horribly out of date (if you dig what I mean) but its … Continue reading

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Preview: West Side Story: New Wimbledon Theatre, London, 19-30 November 2013

Never ending story Just a few months ago, Joey McKneely’s production of West Side Story took London’s Sadler’s Wells by storm. Now, from 19-30 November 2013, it’s coming to the New Wimbledon Theatre with a heart full of energy and … Continue reading

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