Dance Blues in the night

The desire-racked characters of Patrick Hamilton’s 1930s novels provide rich inspiration for Matthew Bourne’s transporting new work

Sarah Crompton Matthew Bourne’s The Midnight Bell Sadler’s Wells, London EC1; touring until 27 November

Sexy, smouldering and sad, Matthew Bourne’s new fullevening work is based on the semi-neglected novels of Patrick Hamilton. But it also belongs in the world of Hamilton’s contemporary the playwright Terence Rattigan, and those terrible inequalities of...

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