Mr Wonderful — A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier's Life in Dance

18 Jan 2016

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Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R


Although Mr. Wonderful is now sold out, if you would like to give a donation to the charitable trust set up for his two sons, Lucas, 6 and Isaac, 12 months, please click here.

New Adventures and Re:Bourne invite you to an evening of dance to celebrate the life of Jonathan Ollivier, who died tragically earlier this year before the final performance of The Car Man at Sadler’s Wells.

The programme will include extracts from Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, The Car Man and Sleeping Beauty, featuring current and former principal dancers from the New Adventures company, as well as the rarely-seen Mr Wonderful – choreographed by Matthew Bourne and last seen in 1992 as part of the ‘Deadly Serious’ Double Bill at The Place. There will be performances from Northern Ballet where Jonathan danced for many years. The Rambert School, where Jonathan trained, will present ‘Hidden’, a duet created for the inaugural BBC Young Dancer competition. The McOnie Company will perform in celebration of Jonathan’s time with the company and Kevin and Karen Clifton, from BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing, will also perform in memory of their friend.

Join us for this live programme of exceptional dance performed by world-leading dancers many of whom will be returning to the Sadler’s Wells stage in Jonathan’s memory. The evening will be introduced by Matthew Bourne and interspersed with film clips and previously unseen footage in celebration of Jonathan’s extraordinary talent and legacy.

Additional contributors to the evening will be announced over the coming week.

All ticket income will be placed in charitable trust funds for his two sons Lucas, 6 and Issac, 12 months.

Tickets are priced from £12 - £100. The tickets that are priced at £100.00 include a free programme and access to a post-show reception with dancers and creative team.

Sadler's Wells

Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

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