La Soirée, in its upgraded home of Aldwych Theatre, is a heady mixture of nonsensical comedy and jaw-dropping feats of strength and flexibility. Like any show of this kind, it is a revelation to present such an eclectic mix of characters as part of the performance, making up a hugely talented company. Continue reading La Soirée
Germán Cornejo’s Tango After Dark will receive its world premiere at London’s The Peacock theatre, running from Wednesday 28 February – Saturday 17 March. International tango star Cornejo will be welcomed back to London with his company, widely acclaimed by critics and audiences all over the world as one of the most distinguished tango artists working today. His company is made up of a cast of 10 dancers, including his long term dance partner and collaborator Gisela Galeassi. Continue reading Tango After Dark’s world premiere
Northern Ballet’s original pioneering ballet for children, Ugly Duckling, is set to return to stages across the country with an extensive tour throughout spring 2018. The production will run from May to June 2018, visiting more than 20 theatres, offering audiences up and down the country the chance to see the esteemed production. Continue reading Northern Ballet announces major national tour of children’s ballet
Britain’s leading contemporary dance company, Rambert, is inviting the world’s finest early-career dancers to join Rambert2, a new wing of the company designed to develop and showcase the next generation of highly skilled dancers. Rambert2 will tour the UK in autumn 2018 with a triple bill of works by three of the most exciting choreographers working in dance today. Alongside revivals of Rafael Bonachela’s and Sharon Eyal’s breakthrough works E2 7SD and Killer Pig, Rambert2 will create a new piece by former Alvin Ailey dancer and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet artistic director Benoit-Swan Pouffer. Continue reading Rambert2
Under the artistic direction of Didy Veldman and commissioned by DanceEast, Umanoove presents The Knot: a brand new dance production for 2018. It will be performed at DanceEast, Ipswich and G Live, Guildford in February 2018, followed by an Autumn Tour, examining the social and personal significance of marriage in contemporary Western society. DanceEast will host the piece’s world premiere, where Veldman launched her company Umanoove in 2016. Continue reading Didy Veldman’s new work for Umanoove
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has recently announced its 2018 season, which will see the return Peter Pan, a musical version of As You Like It and a new production of Little Shop of Horrors. Featuring shows such as these demonstrates the huge versatility of the venue, seeing the return of hit musical J M Barrie’s classic tale Peter Pan, and Max Webster and Charlie Fink’s musical version of As You Like It feature. Continue reading Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 2018 season includes Little Shop of Horrors
The hit musical Kinky Boots is set to embark on its first UK tour from September 2018.
The show will open at the Royal & Derngate in Northampton from 19 September to 6 October, before touring to Continue reading Kinky Boots’ first UK tour
Thursday 9 November saw Britain’s leading contemporary dance company live stream a day of exclusive behind-the-scenes content as part of Rambert Live. The day provided audiences with exclusive access to Rambert dancers’ daily activities and rehearsals of new work in the making, in addition to live studio performances created by Rambert dancers and associates. Later in the day, arts and education leaders discussed the future of dance in schools. Continue reading Rambert Live – behind the scenes
Star of Half a Sixpence Charlie Stemp, and theatrical legend Elaine Paige, are set to star in this year’s London Palladium pantomime. Both individuals are successes in their own right, however this partnership looks like one set for stardom. Continue reading Elaine Paige and Charlie Stemp to star in London Palladium pantomime
Norfolk & Norwich Festival, the largest arts festival in the East of England and one of the four largest in the UK, has announced the first nine shows of its 2018 Festival, including three world premieres. The Festival will run 11 – 27 May next year, with the full programme for 2018 to be announced in February.