From Bollywood to tango or Japanese drummers to South African singers, the West End’s Peacock theatre will make you wish you never quit dance lessons as a four-year-old.
Bursting with energy, this intimate theatre comes alive with a new mix of shows throughout the year and provides incredible dance-based performances from all over the world. The Peacock has released the full list of everything coming up this season, so we’ve highlighted some top picks.
(Beats on Pointe)
Coming up next, you’ll find Masters of Choreography: Beats on Pointe, featuring a highly talented cast of dance athletes, an epic soundtrack, beat boxing, break dancing and comedic laugh out loud moments. Taking place at The Peacock from 21 May – 16 June, it’s an electric production that’s already sold out around the world.
(Phoenix Dance Theatre)
From 27 June – 28 July, head to The Peacock to catch Phoenix Dance Theatre: “The Rite of Spring / Left Unseen”. This energetic double-bill of reinventions draws on the themes of ceremony and sacrifice in a captivating performance with new work from established choreographer Amaury Lebrun. If the name “Phoenix Dance Theatre” rings a bell, it might be because their recent production “Windrush: Movement of the People” was recently broadcast on the BBC.
Another Kind of Blue: “Flirt with Reality”, is a production put together by these Britain’s Got Talent Finalists and features drone footage amongst many other things. Two things we never thought we’d see combined – modern dance meets cutting-edge drone technology – work to define how the borders of reality have become blurred with technology. Catch it at The Peacock from 9 – 14 July.
It’s impossible to mention the next show without the catchy song getting stuck in your head for the rest of the day, but we’ll do it anyway. Visit The Peacock between 11 September and 19 October to catch Fame, celebrating its 30th anniversary. Based on the 1980s phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through their early years.
(Some Like It Hip Hop)
This autumn you won’t want to miss The Kate Prince Company: Some Like It Hip Hop. ZooNation’s sensational, smash-hit dance musical is a whirlwind of breathtaking hip hop, clever storytelling, fizzing energy, razor-sharp choreography and a highly infectious, original score. “Some Like It Hip Hop” thrilled audiences and critics when it opened at The Peacock in 2011 and it’s back for another highly-anticipated run this year.
This Christmas, save some time in your diary to watch childhood throwback, The Snowman. This heart-warming mix of wonderful dancing, storytelling, spectacle, enchanting sets, and live music – including the beautiful ‘Walking in the Air’ – performed by an orchestra, is the perfect Christmas treat for all the family – and all you need for a burst of festive spirit. You’ll find it at The Peacock for the 22nd year running between 21 November – 5 January.
(Message In A Bottle)
Looking ahead to next year, Message In A Bottle is the spectacular new dance-theatre show from triple-Olivier Award nominee, Kate Prince to the iconic hits of 17-time Grammy Award-winning artist Sting, including hits like Roxanne, Every Breath You Take, Walking on the Moon, Fields of Gold, Englishman In New York and Shape of My Heart. A Sadler’s Wells & Universal Music UK production, see the world premiere at The Peacock 6 Feb – 21 March 2020.
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