THE place to go for the most exceptional and diverse dance in London. I'm always delighted to discover new choreographers here. And the multisave discount makes it even sweeter.
© Morley von Sternberg
Time Out says
Posted: Fri Dec 7 2012
Purpose-built in 1998 on the site of the original seventeenth-century theatre of the same name, this dazzling complex is home to an impressive line-up of local and international dance talent. While remaining accessible in its programme, Sadler's Wells puts on strong, often critically acclaimed, shows that cover tango, flamenco (watch out for the annual Flamenco Festival), hip hop, classical and contemporary ballet as well as Matthew Bourne's special brand of populist dance. The Angel venue's name dates back to the 1680s when the theatre discovered a medicinal well whose water was said to have health-giving properties. You can still look down the well today, though the days of taking a quick dip before a show are long gone. In addition to the main theatre, the smaller Lilian Baylis Studio offers smaller-scale new works and works in progress, while the Peacock Theatre (on Portugal Street in Holborn) operates as a satellite venue.
What's on at Sadler's Wells
Kids' theatre, Drama, Kids' theatre, West End, Contemporary and experimental
Matthew Bourne's classic dance adaptation of Tim Burton's gothic film starring Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder 'Edward Scissorhands' returns to Sadler's Wells this Christmas. It tells of the poor creature who has hands from scissors who struggles for acceptance...
West End, Contemporary and experimental
Brazilian dance company Grupo Corpo mixes rigorous classical training with the spirit, exuberance and sex appeal of Latin America. This double bill of work by resident choreographer Rodrigo Pederneiras features 'Triz' and 'Parabelois' inspired by rural...
Dance, West End
The latest triple bill from one of Britain's oldest and best-loved dance companies features a host of exciting pieces. Artistic Director Mark Baldwin's new creation 'The Strange Charm of Mother Nature' continues his exploration of evolution, science and...
Circuses, Drama, West End
- Rating: 3/5
Modern circus shows don’t usually feature much chat. But this piece from Québec-based company Les 7 Doigts de la Main (The 7 Fingers) kicks off with a few words. ‘The performer cannot exist without an audience,’ a man says into a microphone. ‘We’re all...