Hetain Patel — American Man

24 & 25 Nov

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Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Visual artist and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Hetain Patel returns with his fifth show for the stage. Following international exhibitions and performances (Venice Biennale, Candoco Dance Company) this new one-man show builds on the critically acclaimed American Boy.

Playing provocatively with race, gender and identity, American Man imagines a not-too-distant-future where celebrity power and political correctness have reached new heights. A future where Barack Obama’s post-Presidential role is CEO of Apple, while Stephen Hawking and Oprah Winfrey shape policies.

Combining seamless vocal and physical impersonations with his characteristic wit and humour, Hetain Patel presents a dystopian outlook on a world where personal freedom walks hand in hand with guilt.

★★★★ "Patel shapeshifts with delicious dexterity"
The Guardian

A Sadler's Wells Commission. The Monument Trust supports co-productions and new commissions at Sadler's Wells. Hetain Patel is a Sadler's Wells New Wave Associate. Research and Development Supported with Public Funding by Arts Council England and Unity Theatre, Liverpool. The New Wave Associate Programme is supported by the Esmèe Fairbairn Foundation

Lilian Baylis Studio

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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