Spring 2019 Season at Sadler's Wells

Posted on 16 October 2018

The Spring 2019 Season at Sadler’s Wells

Tickets for the Spring 2019 season are on public sale from Monday 5 November from 9am via www.sadlerswells.com and 020 7863 8000 and in person at 10am. Booking opens to members from Wednesday 31 October.                                      

Sadler’s Wells and Lilian Baylis Studio Ticket Office: 020 7863 8000 or sadlerswells.com  

The Peacock Ticket Office: 020 7863 8222 or peacocktheatre.com  


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For further information or to arrange interviews or press tickets, please contact the press representative listed for each production.


The Spring 2019 Season at Sadler’s Wells in detail:


London International Mime Festival presents                           LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO

Transfiguration                                                                                       UK PREMIERE

Thursday 10 & Friday 11 January

Tickets: £20

Painter, sculptor and performer Olivier de Sagazan annihilates his own identity with clay and paint to become a living artwork. At once grotesque puppet and puppeteer, he morphs from human to animal to astonishing hybrid creatures. His transformations veer from deeply moving to dark and disquieting.

Transfiguration gives a different meaning to the notion of life, offering insights into the possibility and unpredictability of who we really are.

Contains nudity

Age guidance: 14+

Free post-show talk: Thursday 10 January

Press night: Thursday 10 January at 8pm

Press contact: Anna Arthur on 07973 264373 or anna@annaarthurpr.com



London International Mime Festival presents                           LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO

A Night with Thick and Tight

Thursday 17 - Saturday 19 January

Tickets: £20

Award-winning dance duo Thick and Tight celebrate drama, musicality and farce as they create entertainingly bizarre and brazen pieces which embrace the breadth of human emotions. This triple bill from co-founders and artistic directors Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry brings famous faces to life to reveal the yearnings and imperfections of human nature.

In Queen Have & Miss Haven’t, Queen Victoria and Miss Havisham mourn their losses in a monstrous modernist ballet, while Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana are dogged by fame and beauty in The Princess & The Showgirl. In Thick and Tight’s new solo Radical Daughters, dancer Julie Cunningham plays the roles of artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore.

Age guidance: 12+

Free post-show talk: Friday 18 January

Press night: Thursday 17 January at 8pm

Press contact: Anna Arthur on 07973 264373 or anna@annaarthurpr.com



Akram Khan Company                                                                                         ROUNDHOUSE

Until the Lions                                                                                                                          

Friday 11 - Thursday 17 January

Tickets: £18 - £45

Sadler’s Wells’ Associate Artist Akram Khan returns to the Roundhouse to give his last performances in Until the Lions. The production features the multi-award-winning Khan performing alongside two female dancers and four live musicians.

Based on Karthika Nair’s reinterpretation of a story from the Hindu epic Mahabharata, Khan’s choreography uses the Indian classical dance form kathak to tell the tale of Amba, a princess abducted on her wedding day and stripped of her honour, who invokes the gods to seek revenge. This dramatic new work explores the notion and physical expression of gender and the changes that time forces on the body.

A Sadler’s Wells co-production

Age guidance: 12+

Akram Khan is a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist

The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells

Press night: Friday 11 January at 7.30pm

Press contact: Maisie Lawrence on 020 7831 7657 or Maisie@thecornershoppr.com



Richard Alston Dance Company


Friday 1 & Saturday 2 March

Tickets: £15 - £48

As Richard Alston Dance Company enters its 25th year, the acclaimed company makes the first of its final two visits to Sadler's Wells. The company presents two new works and the revival of Proverb, set to the vocals of Steve Reich.

Alston’s Brahms Hungarian uses the renowned Johannes Brahms music, as dancers are carried along by fast steps and an abandoned fervour, to live accompaniment from pianist Jason Ridgway. The elegant costumes are by Fotini Dimou.

Detour, Martin Lawrance’s new work, is set to Michael Gordon’s pulsing Timber with the choreographer’s customary quick-paced style. Striking lighting by Zeynep Kepekli (Sadler’s Wells’ technical manager) creates a sci-fi atmosphere.

Press night: Friday 1 March at 7.30pm

Press contact: Sue Lancashire on 07973 819984 or Sue.Lancashire@btconnect.com




Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 March

Tickets: £15 - £50

Commended for forging exciting new collaborations, Them/Us is the new double bill from the internationally acclaimed BalletBoyz. Them is co-created by the dancers, while Olivier Award-winning Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon choreographs Us. Set to two contrasting scores by singer-songwriter Keaton Henson and emerging composer Charlotte Harding, the work receives its London premiere at Sadler’s Wells and asks where we see ourselves in relation to the “other”.

A Sadler’s Wells co-production

Christopher Wheeldon is a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist

The Monument Trust supports new commissions at Sadler's Wells

Press night: Wednesday 6 March at 7.30pm

Press contact: Su-Ann Chow-Seegooolam on 020 7831 7657 or su-ann@thecornershoppr.com



Russell Maliphant & Vangelis

The Thread                                                                                         WORLD PREMIERE

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 March

Tickets: £15 - £55

Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Russell Maliphant, inspired by Greek mythology and historic Hellenic dances, portrays the changing form of traditional and contemporary dance in The Thread. Conceived by Georgia Iliopoulou, Maliphant and his partners unravel these transformations through dance, movement, music, costumes and light.

The Thread features the explosive electronic music of Greek composer Vangelis, whose famous score for Chariots of Fire won him an Oscar in 1982; lighting by fellow Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist, the “choreographer of light” Michael Hulls; and costumes by London-based Greek fashion designer Mary Katrantzou, whose work is highly appreciated internationally.

Russell Maliphant and Michael Hulls are Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists

Press night: Friday 15 March at 7.30pm

 Press contact: Charlotte Constable on 020 7863 8122 or charlotte.constable@sadlerswells.com



Mark Morris Dance Group
Wednesday 20 - Saturday 23 March
Tickets: £15 - £55

In 1967, one of the best-selling albums of all time was released: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. 50 years later, Mark Morris Dance Group, renowned for their commitment to live music, took on the challenge of producing work inspired by the experimental studio album that famously couldn’t be performed live.

Forming the perfect environment for Mark Morris’ witty and heartfelt choreography, his frequent collaborator Ethan Iverson creates new orchestrations to be played alongside original, Pepper-influenced pieces by an unprecedented ensemble of voice, theremin, soprano sax, trombone, keyboards and percussion.

Co-commissioned and presented by Dance Consortium

Free post-show talk: Wednesday 20 March

Press night: Wednesday 20 March at 7.30pm
Press contact: Simon Harper on 07810 863408 or simonharperpr@gmail.com


Northern Ballet


£15 - £60

Tuesday 26 - Saturday 30 March

Following the success of her adaptation of Jane Eyre, Cathy Marston’s new ballet Victoria reveals the life of one of history’s most intriguing women 200 years after her birth. Queen Victoria’s intimate past is told through the eyes of her youngest daughter and lifelong companion Beatrice, revealing Victoria: wife, mother, lover, Empress.

Victoria features dramaturgy by Uzma Hameed and an original score by Philip Feeney.

Insight Workshop: Saturday 30 March at 12pm

Touch Tour: Saturday 30 March at 12.45pm

Press night: Tuesday 26 March at 7.30pm

Press contact: Lauren Godfrey on 0113 220 8000 or lauren.godfrey@northernballet.com  



Albert Quesada and Zoltán Vakulya                                                      LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO

OneTwoThreeOneTwo                                                                             UK PREMIERE

Thursday 4 & Friday 5 April

Tickets: £17

This is not a flamenco piece.

A pair of male dancers use their bodies and their voices to ask, what is flamenco? How does this unwritten language create such intense, immediate communication? OneTwoThreeOneTwo breaks flamenco apart, examining each aspect of its singular magic.

Press night: Friday 5 April at 8pm

Press contact: Charlotte Constable on 020 7863 8122 or charlotte.constable@sadlerswells.com



English National Ballet

She Persisted

Thursday 4 - Saturday 13 April

Tickets: £12 - £70

Following 2016’s acclaimed She Said programme, English National Ballet returns with its second programme dedicated to female choreography, She Persisted. Continuing to showcase the woman’s voice in choreography, the triple bill features the return of Pina Bausch’s masterwork Le Sacre du printemps (The Rite of Spring) and Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s Frida Kahlo-inspired Broken Wings, as well as the premiere of Nora, a new work by company member Stina Quagebeur, based on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House.

Press night: Thursday 4 April at 7.30pm
Press contact: Alice Gibson on 020 7590 2932 or alice.gibson@ballet.org.uk


English National Ballet and English National Ballet School                 THE PEACOCK
My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty
Tuesday 16 - Saturday 27 April
Tickets: £10 - £37

English National Ballet and English National Ballet School present the classic fairy-tale ballet, Sleeping Beauty, in this new version specially created for children aged three upwards. With a narrator to help the young audience follow the story and a shortened version of Tchaikovsky’s beautiful music, My First Ballet: Sleeping Beauty is the perfect introduction to the magic of ballet.

***** “A gorgeous treat for kids and parents” The Daily Express

Press night: Tuesday 16 April at 7pm
Press contact: Alice Gibson on 020 7590 2932 or alice.gibson@ballet.org.uk



Damien Jalet & Kohei Nawa

Vessel                                                                                                                      UK PREMIERE

Tuesday 16 & Wednesday 17 April

Tickets: £20

In a striking collaboration between the Olivier Award-winning Damien Jalet, who choreographed Hussein Chalayan’s Gravity Fatigue produced by Sadler’s Wells in 2015, and Japanese experimental sculptor Kohei Nawa, Vessel blurs the lines between the human form and its environment. Inspired by the body’s composition predominately being made up of water, the near-naked dancers inhabit a flooded stage, both reflected and hidden by its mirror-like surface.

To an electronic score by Marihiko Hara and Ryuichi Sakamoto, seven beings perform strange rituals, exploring the organic structure that floats atop the water, merging together to form a new type of entity in a visually arresting cycle of life and death.


Free post-show talk: Tuesday 16 April

Touch tour: Wednesday 17 April at 5.30pm

Press night: Tuesday 16 April at 7.30pm

Press contact: Caroline Ansdell on 020 7863 8125 or caroline.ansdell@sadlerswells.com



Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, Jean-Guihen Queyras & Rosas

Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten                                                       UK PREMIERE

Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 April

Tickets: £20

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cello Suites, now considered a landmark in unaccompanied music, were almost lost to history, until they were rediscovered in a second-hand shop.

World-renowned French cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras takes centre stage performing the suites, whilst five dancers explore the movements and capture an affinity with the music. In a feat of physical endurance, the suites are played in their entirety, making this a rare chance to hear all six suites together live.

A Sadler’s Wells co-production

Rosas is a Sadler’s Wells International Associate Company

The Monument Trust supports new commissions at Sadler's Wells

Press night: Wednesday 24 April at 7.30pm

Press contact: Alicia Powell on 0207 863 8112 or alicia.powell@sadlerswells.com



Nora Invites Deborah Hay                                                                     LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO

Where Home Is                                                                         WORLD PREMIERE

Wednesday 24 & Thursday 25 April

Tickets: £17

Dancing with zeal and humour for almost a decade, Nora is dancers Stephanie McMann, Eleanor Sikorski and Flora Wellesley Wesley. In its latest work, Where Home Is, Nora features artistic direction from the internationally renowned American dance artist Deborah Hay.

The Monument Trust supports new commissions at Sadler's Wells

Press night: Thursday 25 April at 8pm

Press contact: Chelsea Robinson on 020 7863 8114 or chelsea.robinson@sadlerswells.com



Israel Galván

La Fiesta                                                                                                        UK PREMIERE

Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 April

Tickets: £15 - £37

Now considered a genius of his generation in the world of flamenco, Israel Galván spent his childhood staying up late to partake in the “fin de fiesta,” the time after a show when the performers would throw off the restrictions of their roles and improvise together.

Galván brings together a company of dancers and musicians including Bobote, Eloísa Cantón, Emilio Caracafé, Ramón Martínez, Niño de Elche, Alejandro Rojas-Marcos, Alia Sellami and Uchi, encouraging them to cross genre divides in this most flamenco of celebrations.

“To call Galván a brilliant dancer is like saying Einstein was pretty good at physics” Daily Express

A Sadler’s Wells co-production

Press night: Saturday 27 April at 7.30pm

Press contact: Caroline Ansdell on 020 7863 8125 or caroline.ansdell@sadlerswells.com



Sisters Grimm: Mark Baldwin & Soweto Gospel Choir                              THE PEACOCK
Tuesday 30 April - Saturday 18 May
Tickets: £18 - £55

INALA fuses South African and Western cultures in an explosion of music, song and dance.  

After two sell-out runs at Sadler’s Wells, the Grammy® Award-nominated INALA makes its West End debut at The Peacock. INALA (meaning “abundance of goodwill” in Zulu) brings together the two-time Grammy® Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir with multi-award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE, the music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Ella Spira, and current and former world-class dancers from The Royal Ballet and Rambert.

Blending visceral dance with the intricate rhythms of Zulu tradition, INALA delivers a powerfully uplifting live experience.

Press night: Wednesday 1 May at 7.30pm
Press contact: Katherine Camps Kilgour at Bright Media on 01621 784777 or 



Breakin’ Convention 2019

International Festival of Hip Hop Dance Theatre

Friday 3 - Sunday 5 May

Tickets: £25 - £30 seated; £15 standing; £25 Lilian Baylis Studio on Friday at 8pm

Following its 15th anniversary, Sadler’s Wells’ annual celebration of hip hop, hosted by Associate Artist Jonzi D, returns in 2019 with a fresh line-up. The festival offers breakin’ crews, innovative popping, creative krump and soulful house dance, as well as entertainment from old skool pioneers alongside the freshest street dancers from both around the world, and around the corner. There are free activities, taster sessions, dance circles and workshops across the entire building. Full line-up to be announced in March 2019.

Under 5s admitted

All main stage performances BSL interpreted

A Sadler’s Wells Project

Jonzi D is a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist

Press nights: Friday 3 May at 8pm, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 May at 6pm (doors open at 4pm)

Press contact: Alicia Powell on 0207 863 8112 or alicia.powell@sadlerswells.com



Yang Liping

Rite of Spring                                                                                                   UK PREMIERE

Thursday 9 - Saturday 11 May

Tickets: £15 - £50

Following her 2016 work Under Siege, Yang Liping reunites with Oscar-winning designer Tim Yip to create a unique take on Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring – utilising the iconic score alongside original compositions inspired by traditional Tibetan music.

Collaborating with multi-award-winning lighting designer Fabiana Piccioli, creative producer Farooq Chaudhry and dramaturg Geluo Liang, Liping marries contemporary dance with traditional Yunnan folk elements, incorporating her unique dance language into this radical retelling.

A Sadler’s Wells co-production

The Monument Trust supports new commissions at Sadler's Wells

Press night: Thursday 9 May at 7.30pm

Press contact: Charlotte Constable on 020 7863 8122 or charlotte.constable@sadlerswells.com



Wild Card: Keira Martin                                                                        LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO

Thursday 9 May

Tickets: £17

A dynamic evening of live music, dance and spoken word drawing on Irish, African and Jamaican influences which asks: ‘who owns culture?’

Press night: Thursday 9 May at 8pm

Press contact: Chelsea Robinson on 020 7863 8114 or chelsea.robinson@sadlerswells.com




McGregor / Motin / Shechter

Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 May

Tickets: £15 - £55

World-leading contemporary dance company Rambert uncovers early works by two Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists, and a new piece by a rising star.

Created for Rambert by Wayne McGregor in 2002, PreSentient marked the arrival of a major new talent, matching McGregor’s angular movement with the lyrical phrasing of Steve Reich’s music. Hofesh Shechter’s In Your Rooms, which premiered in 2007, blends the personal and political with heart-stopping intensity.

Completing the triple bill is a new work by Marion Motin, whose hip hop-influenced style is best known through her work for Christine and the Queens.

Wayne McGregor and Hofesh Shechter are Sadler’s Wells Associate Artists

Free pre-show talk: Wednesday 15 May at 6.30pm

Schools’ matinee: Thursday 16 May at 1.30pm

Press night: Tuesday 14 May at 7.30pm

Press contact: Camilla St Aubyn on 020 8630 0612 or



Masters of Choreography                                                                                 THE PEACOCK
Beats on Pointe
Tuesday 21 May - Sunday 16 June
Tickets: £18 - £55

After its thrilling 2018 run, the classical ballet and street dance mash-up that is Beats on Pointe is back. 

As two opposing dance worlds clash, electric dancers go toe-to-toe in this fun-fuelled fusion of ballet and street dance. The high-energy show features dance, freestyle acts, singing, beatboxing, comedy and plenty of feel-good music covering an all-embracing mix of classical music, old school grooves and current hits.

Press night: Tuesday 21 May at 7.30pm
Press contact:
Sarah Marcic on info@eventnegotiators.com.au  



TAO Dance Theater

4 & 9                                                                                                                UK PREMIERE

Friday 24 & Saturday 25 May

Tickets: £15 - £37

TAO Dance Theater returns to Sadler’s Wells with another two pieces from its Numerical Series: 4 & 9. Known for its mixture of art forms, the two works are a continuation of Tao’s minimalist experimentation and both feature music from regular collaborator and composer, Xiao He.

The latest work, 9, receives its UK premiere and draws inspiration from Chinese culture, hardship and renewal.

“Tao has an ability to draw you inside his austere, meditative world” New York Times on 4

A Sadler’s Wells co-production

Age guidance: 12+

The Monument Trust supports new commissions at Sadler's Wells

Press night: Friday 24 May at 7.30pm

Press contact: Chelsea Robinson on 020 7863 8114 or chelsea.robinson@sadlerswells.com



San Francisco Ballet
Four Mixed Bills                                                                                            UK PREMIERE
Wednesday 29 May - Saturday 8 June
Tickets: £15 - £70

Last seen at Sadler’s Wells in 2012, San Francisco Ballet returns with four triple bills entirely composed of work created since their last visit, by some of the greatest and most exciting choreographers working today.

Press contact: Debra Boraston on 01424 883307 or debra@henrymoorestudio.co.uk

Programme A: Shostakovich Trilogy
Wednesday 29, Thursday 30 & Sunday 2 June
In a triptych of works, world-renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky pays homage to Dmitri Shostakovich. Attracted by the theatricality of his music, Ratmansky has returned time and time again to the work of the Russian composer. The three works, Symphony #9, Chamber Symphony and Piano Concerto #1 reflect Shostakovich’s life and experiences in abstract form.
Press night: Wednesday 29 May at 7.30pm

Programme B: Liang / Marston / Pita
Friday 31 May & Saturday 1 June
In The Infinite Ocean, Taiwanese-born American choreographer Edwaard Liang interprets loss and letting go. Cathy Marston adapts Edith Wharton’s haunting tale of adultery, Ethan Frome, in Snowblind. And, in a match made in Wonderland, the fantastically surreal choreographer Arthur Pita is inspired by the music of the Icelandic icon, Björk Guðmundsdóttir for his Björk Ballet.

Press night: Friday 31 May at 7.30pm
Programme C: Welch / Scarlett / Peck
Wednesday 5 & Saturday 8 June
Set to the violin concertos of Johann Sebastian Bach, Stanton Welch’s Bespoke explores dance itself in a love letter to ballet. The critically acclaimed Hummingbird by British choreographer Liam Scarlett is accompanied by Philip Glass’ Tirol Concerto, with shadowy designs by regular collaborator John Macfarlane. “Virtuoso of the form” (New York Times) Justin Peck uses the electronic music of M83 for Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming.

Press night: Wednesday 5 June at 7.30pm

Programme D: McIntyre / Wheeldon / Dawson
Thursday 6 & Friday 7 June
With the title lifted from the work of Walt Whitman, Your Flesh Shall Be a Great Poem inhabits the eccentric world of Trey McIntyre’s grandfather. Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon joins forces once again with the composer Keaton Henson to take on the modern world in Bound To. And, in his first work for the company, David Dawson’s Anima Animus is ballet technique stretched to its outer limit, set to Ezio Bosso’s Esoconcerto.


Christopher Wheeldon is a Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist

Press night: Thursday 6 June at 7.30pm



Wild Card: Stefan Jovanović                                                                LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO


Thursday 6 & Friday 7 June 2019

Tickets: £17

Stefan Jovanović presents an evening of rituals and dances about witches, fools, and genders. For this ceremony, he is joined by a coven of performers, multi-media artists, architects, masks, metal horses and healers.

Stefan Jovanović is a Serbo-Italian dance-theatre maker and architect by training, based in London.

Press night: Thursday 6 June at 8pm

Press contact: Jessica Galliver on 020 7863 8126 or jessica.galliver@sadlerswells.com


Elixir Extracts Festival

Friday 14 - Sunday 16 June

Tickets: £12

Offering a platform to non-professional older artists, the Elixir Extracts Festival celebrates lifelong creativity and challenges the assumption that dance is only for the young.

Throughout the weekend there are dance masterclasses across a range of styles and Experience Workshops with the Company of Elders.

Full festival listings can be found at: sadlerswells.com/elixir


Company of Elders                                                                              LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO

Mixed Bill                                                                                                 WORLD PREMIERES

Friday 14 June

Celebrating 30 years since the inception of an over-60s programme at Sadler’s Wells, the inspirational Company of Elders follows up last year’s sold-out show with an evening of exciting works.

Fresh from her debut on the Sadler’s Wells stage as part of Reckonings in 2018, Alesandra Seutin creates a new work for the company. And looking back into the archives, the Elders revive Natural, a piece mixing text and dance that was created for them in 2005 by Clara Andermatt.

Part of Elixir Extracts Festival

Supported by the Baring Foundation

Press night: Friday 14 June at 8pm

Press contact: Charlotte Constable on 020 7863 8122 or charlotte.constable@sadlerswells.com


Elixir Extracts                                                                                      LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO

Programme A: Saturday 15 June

Programme B: Sunday 16 June

Following an open call-out, older adult dance groups from around the UK converge in the Lilian Baylis Studio to showcase their work, demonstrating the diversity to be found around the country in two different programmes.

Part of Elixir Extracts Festival

Supported by the Baring Foundation

Press performances: Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 June at 5pm

Press contact: Charlotte Constable on 020 7863 8122 or charlotte.constable@sadlerswells.com



Birmingham Royal Ballet


Tuesday 25 & Wednesday 26 June

Tickets: £15 - £55

Following the success of Arcadia in 2017, Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) presents three stunning ballets by three female choreographers. For the third Ballet Now commission, Didy Veldman creates a new work set to a score by Gabriel Prokofiev. The programme also includes Ruth Brill’s new work, Peter and the Wolf, a contemporary take on Sergei Prokofiev’s original; and Jessica Lang’s Lyric Pieces, which receives its first London revival.

Pre-show talk: Wednesday 26 June at 6.30pm (Free to BRB Friends and same-day ticket holders)

Press night: Tuesday 25 June at 7.30pm

Press contact: Emma Goodacre on 0121 245 3505 or emmagoodacre@brb.org.uk



Phoenix Dance Theatre                                                                        THE PEACOCK
The Rite of Spring & Troy Game
Thursday 27 & Friday 28 June
Tickets: £18 - £40

Approaching group rituals from two different angles, Phoenix Dance Theatre presents an energetic double bill of reinventions.

For his first work for a UK dance company, Haitian choreographer Jeanguy Saintus’ The Rite of Spring draws on the themes of ceremony and sacrifice in a captivating performance for today’s modern global society.

Also in the double bill is a revival of Robert North’s much-loved Troy Game, a tongue-in-cheek parody of male machismo. The work is a display of muscular humour, ritual and athleticism that has been specially re-staged for Phoenix to include female dancers.

Phoenix Dance Theatre is a Sadler’s Wells National Partner Company

Press night: Thursday 27 June at 7.30pm
Press contact: Josh Babcock on 0113 236 8130 or josh.babcock@phoenixdancetheatre.co.uk



Birmingham Royal Ballet

Hobson’s Choice

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 June

Tickets: £15 - £55

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Birmingham Royal Ballet presents the much-loved classic, Hobson’s Choice. Set in Edwardian Salford, the work features a score by Paul Reade, played live by The Royal Ballet Sinfonia and influenced by music hall, opera and brass bands. This work also marks the end of David Bintley’s directorship of BRB, as he steps down after the season.

“A warm and tender ballet that just radiates with David Bintley’s mischievous sense of fun and his great love of British dance” The Stage

Touch tour: Saturday 29 June at 10.30am

Press night: Friday 28 June at 7.30pm

Press contact: Emma Goodacre on 0121 245 3505 or emmagoodacre@brb.org.uk



London Children’s Ballet                                                                                 THE PEACOCK
Ballet Shoes
Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 July
Tickets: £14 - £65

Celebrating 25 years, London Children’s Ballet returns with an adaptation of a much-loved classic. Ballet Shoes is the enduring tale of the determined Fossil sisters, Pauline, Petrova and Posy, as they take to the stage in order to support their adoptive family.

For this special anniversary, Noel Streatfeild’s 1936 novel is newly adapted by Birmingham Royal Ballet first artist and former London Children’s Ballet performer Ruth Brill.

Premiere: Thursday 4 July at 7pm. Tickets available directly from London Children’s Ballet on 020 8969 1555 or www.londonchildrensballet.com

Press night: Friday 5 July at 6.30pm
Press contact: Abby Fox on
020 8969 1555 or abby@londonchildrensballet.com



Another Kind of Blue                                                                                        THE PEACOCK
Flirt with Reality
Tuesday 9 - Sunday 14 July
Tickets: £18 - £40

Modern dance meets cutting-edge drone technology in an inspiring new work by Britain’s Got Talent finalists, Another Kind of Blue.

Flirt with Reality explores the very nature and extent of reality and how borders have become blurred in our increasingly virtual world. Dancers collide with digital matter and drones in an imaginative, gravity-defying dreamscape of fantasy and rhythm.

Press night: Tuesday 9 July at 7.30pm
Press contact: Caroline Ansdell on 020 7863 8125 or caroline.ansdell@sadlerswells.com



New Adventures

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet                                                

£15 - £69

Wednesday 7 - Saturday 31 August

Matthew Bourne’s Romeo and Juliet is a passionate and contemporary re-imagining of Shakespeare’s classic love story.

Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, Britain’s brightest young dance talent joins the New Adventures company for this new production. Directed and choreographed by Matthew Bourne, collaborating with his entire New Adventures Associate Artistic team: Etta Murfitt, Associate Artistic Director; set and costume design by Lez Brotherston; lighting by Paule Constable; sound by Paul Groothuis; and new orchestrations of the Prokofiev score by Terry Davies, played live by the New Adventures Orchestra and conducted by Brett Morris.

Press nights: Friday 9 August at 7.30pm and Friday 23 August at 7.30pm

Press contact: Amy Barder on 07956 337 231 or amy@rawpr.co.uk



Selladoor                                                                                                         THE PEACOCK
Fame the Musical
Wednesday 11 September - Saturday 19 October
Tickets: £18 - £65

The 30th Anniversary tour of Fame the Musical leaps onto the Peacock stage, featuring an outstanding cast including Jorgie Porter, Keith Jack and Mica Paris.

Based on the 1980 pop culture film, Fame the Musical has seen seven West End runs since opening on Broadway in 1988. This much-loved classic follows the lives of students at New York’s High School for the Performing Arts as they navigate their way through highs and lows, romances and heartbreaks, and ultimately celebrate the elation of life.

Press night: Thursday 12 September at 7.30pm
Press contact:
Rebecca Martin on 0207 299 4313 or rebecca.martin@iamarketing.co.uk



ZooNation                                                                                                        THE PEACOCK
Some Like it Hip Hop
Wednesday 23 October - Saturday 9 November
Tickets: £18 - £45

ZooNation's smash-hit sensation Some Like it Hip Hop thrilled audiences and critics when it opened in 2011, prompting five-star reviews and standing ovations with its infectious “wit, heart and magnificent energy” (The Independent).

With a nod to Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, it tells a comical tale of love, mistaken identity, crossdressing and revolution, all played out in ZooNation’s trademark style.

Press night: Thursday 24 October 7.30pm
Press contact:
Caroline Ansdell on 0207 863 8125 or caroline.ansdell@sadlerswells.com


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