VenueSadler's Wells Theatre
TownInner London
CountyGreater London
Date From3rd April 2017
Date To8th April 2017
WhenMon-Sat 19:30. Sat Mat 14:30
What's OnV224

Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures 2

Matthew Bourne's Early Adventures 2T1067862911
Choreographer Matthew Bourne

Archive :: production:T1067862911, dance or ballet:S01401850314, venue:V224

30th Anniversary Celebration: The Infernal Galop/Town and Country/Spitfire/Watch with Mother

The Infernal Galop - A French dance with English subtitles - This is France as seen by the uptight English imagination, with all the traditional clich?s joyously paraded for our entertainment and climaxing in Offenbach's inevitable Can-Can! Town and Country - Lie back and think of England.. Moving and hilarious, this heartfelt pastiche explores notions of national character from a bygone era through the evocative music of Edward Elgar, Noel Coward and Percy Grainger, amongst others. Spitfire - An advertisement divertissement: A celebration of male vanity and an affectionate comment on the preening grandeur of the danseur noble, it places Perrot's Pas De Quatre (originally made as a kind of 'diva-off' for the four leading ballerina's of the 19th Century) in the world of men's mail order underwear advertising. Watch with Mother - Seen but not heard? - Conkers, Hopscotch, Doctors & Nurses; Children's games can be all-consuming, competitive and sometimes cruel. Based on Joyce Grenfell's famous "Nursery School" sketches ("George... Don't do that") and set to Percy Grainger's own piano compositions and arrangements of Bach and Faure, this 1991 piece has not been seen for nearly 25 years.


Company New Adventures
Choreographer Matthew Bourne
Director Matthew Bourne
Design Lez Brotherston
Performer Joao Carolino
Performer Reece Causton
Performer Tom Clark
Performer Daniel Collins
Performer Paris Fitzpatrick
Performer Sophia Hurdley
Performer Mari Kamata
Performer Jamie-Emma McDonald
Performer Edwin Ray

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