Sadler's Wells

Sadler's Wells

Address:
Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Avenue
London
EC1R 4TN

Directions:

(5mins) Take Upper St towards the City Road crossroads. Continue straight and turn right into Rosebery Avenue, where the theatre is 100m down on the right.

Please note: the location shown on the map is an approximate location of the theatre. In the majority of cases the theatre will be marked on the map so please make sure you locate the exact location yourself. If the theatre is not shown on the map please make sure you locate the correct road name and take account of the directions.

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BalletBoyz - Deluxe

BalletBoyz - Deluxe

Following their recent, triumphant shows Them/Us, Fourteen Days, Young Men and Life, the multi-award winning BalletBoyz are back and celebrating their 20th anniversary year. Deluxe fuses the work of some of the world’s most exciting and innovative choreographers and composers. Chinese dancer and choreographer Xie Xin (TAO Dance Theatre, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s Eastman) creates a work set to an original score by composer Jiang Shao-feng, whilst Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) collaborates with jazz musician and composer Cassie Kinoshi, of the Mercury-nominated SEED Ensemble.

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Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow

Alexander Whitley Dance Company - Overflow

In 2017 New Wave Associate Artist Alexander Whitley combined film and dance for 8 Minutes, a breath-taking journey to the sun. Known for his groundbreaking use of technology, Whitley’s new work delves into what it means to be human in the era of big data. Overflow features a dazzling kinetic light sculpture by Children of the Light with creative technologists Fenyce, costumes by fashion artist Ana Rajcevic and a new score by composer Rival Consoles, who has created music, experimenting with “ambient soundscapes, industrial textures, and high-octane club energy” (Pitchfork), for the Netflix series Black Mirror.

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Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young - Kidd Pivot - Revisor

Crystal Pite & Jonathon Young - Kidd Pivot - Revisor

The joint creators of the Olivier Award-winning Betroffenheit, writer and performer Jonathon Young and Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Crystal Pite, reunite once again with Pite’s company, Kidd Pivot, to turn their brilliant minds to the comic play The Inspector General (known as “Revizor” in Russia).

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Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes

Matthew Bourne's production of The Red Shoes

THE DOUBLE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING SMASH HIT RETURNS A sell-out for its world premiere in 2016, Matthew Bourne’s triumphant adaptation of the legendary film returns to London, having won two Olivier Awards and dazzled audiences across the UK and the USA.

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Singin In The Rain

Singin In The Rain

Based on the classic Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film. Song-and-dance legend, Adam Cooper, reprises the iconic role made so famous by Gene Kelly in Jonathan Church’s critically acclaimed production of Singin’ in the Rain. A smash-hit at Chichester Festival Theatre and in the West End, this irresistibly charming show returns to London in 2020 to make a summer splash! Andrew Wright’s high-energy choreography and Simon Higlett’s sumptuous set design (including over 14,000 litres of water on stage every night) combine with the charm, romance and wit of one of the world’s best-loved films. Singin’ in the Rain features the glorious MGM score including Good Morning, Make ‘em Laugh, Moses Supposes and the legendary Singin’ in the Rain.

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Dorrance Dance - Myelination and Other Works

Dorrance Dance - Myelination and Other Works

Game-changer in the world of tap, Michelle Dorrance had dedicated herself to exploring the capabilities of America’s original dance form. In an exhilarating diverse triple bill, her company proves just what tap can do.

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - 13 Tongues & Dust

Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan - 13 Tongues & Dust

As Lin Hwai-Min, founder of the world-renowned Taiwanese company, steps down in 2020, Cloud Gate Dance Theatre brings works from the current and new artistic directors.

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Emanuel Gat Dance - WORKS

Emanuel Gat Dance - WORKS

Born in Israel and now based in France, the double Bessie Award-winning choreographer Emanuel Gat initially trained as a conductor before shifting his attention to dance.

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Acosta Danza - Evolution

Acosta Danza - Evolution

After a critically acclaimed national and international tour, Carlos Acosta’s eclectic Cuban company bring a second programme of ballet and contemporary works to Sadler’s Wells.

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Anne Teresa De Keersmaker / Rosa & B'Rock Orchestra - The Six Brandenburg Concertos

Anne Teresa De Keersmaker / Rosa & B'Rock Orchestra - The Six Brandenburg Concertos

Johann Sebastian Bach’s music has influenced so much of Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s choreography. Following the performances of Mitten wir im Leben sind/Bach6Cellosuiten at Sadler’s Wells in 2019, De Keersmaeker turns to him once more, this time with a large ensemble of 16 dancers, drawn from multiple generations of Rosas dancers. Twenty-three musicians from the B’Rock Orchestra, conducted by the violinist Amandine Beyer, play the six Brandenburg Concertos live and unabridged, with De Keersmaeker approaching the music as a ready-made score to be danced to.

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Enter Achilles

Enter Achilles

One pub, eight blokes, a stacked jukebox and a load of pints. It was always going to kick off. Twenty-five years after legendary dance iconoclast Lloyd Newson (DV8) first dragged British pub culture kicking and yelling onto the stage, Rambert and Sadler’s Wells present Newson’s reworking of this landmark physical-theatre production. As pertinent now as it was when first staged in 1995, the production lifts the lid on “the straitjacket of what’s deemed to be masculine” (The Observer), examining the terrors and tenderness of beer-soaked testosterone. “Violent, ugly, politically incorrect and hilarious” (The Australian) Enter Achilles toured 18 countries and was made into a TV film winning many accolades including an International Emmy and Prix Italia. It now returns to the stage with a new cast, selected by Newson, in his first-ever collaboration with another company, the world-renowned Rambert.

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Cunningham / Keegan-Dolan / Peck - Nico Muhly: Drawn Lines

Cunningham / Keegan-Dolan / Peck - Nico Muhly: Drawn Lines

Nico Muhly’s pioneering music, played live by Britten Sinfonia, is the subject of this new triple bill from Julie Cunningham, Michael Keegan-Dolan and Justin Peck. Inspired by murder ballad The Two Sisters, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Keegan-Dolan interprets dark folk-song arrangement The Only Tune, sung live by Sam Amidon. Cunningham selects Drones, a reflection on the subtle and constant noise in most dwelling places. Peck’s work is accompanied by a new composition and performed by New York City Ballet in their first London performance since 2008. Sadler’s Wells’ Composer Series partners contemporary composer’s music with exceptional contemporary choreographers to create new works.

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Richard Alston Dance Company - Final Edition

Richard Alston Dance Company - Final Edition

Since forming in 1994, Richard Alston Dance Company has been extolled for their musicality and lyricism. Over 25 years later, their final ever performances will take place at Sadler’s Wells. Their farewell programme exemplifies Richard Alston’s commitment to new work and extraordinary music. Voices and Light Footsteps is set to music by Baroque composer Claudio Monteverdi. Shine On, uses Benjamin Britten’s On This Island, and features Alston’s frequent collaborator, the pianist Jason Ridgway, as well as singer Katherine McIndoe. Completing the bill is Alston’s Mazur set to Frédéric Chopin, and Martin Lawrance’s latest work, A Far Cry, choreographed to Edward Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro.

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balletLORENT - The Lost Happy Endings

balletLORENT - The Lost Happy Endings

balletLORENT returns as part of Family Weekend, Sadler’s Wells’ annual throwing-open of doors with free activities taking place alongside the performance. Based on an original story by former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, our National Partner Company’s new production takes us deep into the forest to meet Jub, a fearless girl with six fingers on each hand, who has been tasked with guarding all the happy endings. Narrated by Joanna Lumley, and featuring 19 famous fairy-tale characters including Snow White, Pinocchio, Cinderella and Goldilocks, this is the perfect Easter treat for the long weekend.

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Northern Ballet - Geisha

Northern Ballet - Geisha

In his follow-up to the sumptuously sexy Casanova, choreographer and former Northern Ballet dancer Kenneth Tindall turns to another remarkable true story for his brand new full-length ballet. Two young women, bound by vows of friendship, find themselves in the midst of a collision between east and west. As their lives are torn painfully apart, a promise from beyond the grave offers the only chance for redemption. The visually stunning Geisha sees Tindall reunite with Casanova set and costume designer Christopher Oram, and is set to a newly commissioned score from award-winning composer Alexandra Harwood.

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Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

Birmingham Royal Ballet - Mixed Bill

At the heart of Carlos Acosta’s first programme as artistic director is a mixed bill of electrifying works that showcase the astounding versatility of the company, and in which Acosta himself is joined on stage by a very special guest. Acosta also gives a unique insight into his cultural influences and the future of the company, with a specially curated festival.

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Michael Keegan-Dolan - Teac Damsa - MAM

Michael Keegan-Dolan - Teac Damsa - MAM

When Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan covered the stage with a flurry of white feathers for his re-imagining of Swan Lake, it earned him a flock of five star reviews and award wins.

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