Rambert: A Linha Curva, and other works

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Booking from 21 November 2017 until 25 November 2017
Running Time: 2 hours

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History

“Sadler’s Wells” as we know it today is the sixth theatre on the site since 1683, with the final theatre re-built in 1998. The name Sadler’s Wells is derived from the original founder of the theatre, Richard Sadler and a well he found underneath the theatre that was thought to bring healing properties.

Back in the 17th century, the theatre was popular for its music concerts as well as it’s healing spring! Music continued to characterise the theatre, especially opera, up until the Sadler’s Wells Opera Company (now the English National Opera) moved out of the theatre in 1968.

The 18th Century saw veteran clown, Joseph Grimaldi, take to the stage throughout what was essentially a century of comedy and melodrama. Notable performances in the 19th centuries included early productions of A Christmas Carol (1841), a season of Shakespeare plays such as Macbeth (1844) and Anthony and Cleopatra (1849).

The Sadler’s Wells Ballet School was established in 1931 and began touring the UK throughout World War Two, thus really putting Sadler’s Wells as a dance house on the map.

Following the departure of the Opera Company in the late 60’s, Sadler’s Wells started to delve further into the world of dance, realising after the failure of their second Opera Company that dance was the venues niche.

Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake first performed at Sadler’s Wells in 1995 before touring, which again drew attention to the theatre as a dance house.

The theatre was rebuilt in 1998 and opened with the Rambert Dance Company’s Lolanthe. Since the grand reopening the theatre has exclusively hosted movement and dance performances and regularly host performances from Rambert, Northern Ballet Theatre, Birmingham Royal Ballet and the Scottish Ballet.

Past Shows


BalletBoyz - 14 days
(closed 14 Oct 2017)

Hofesh Shechter: Grand Finale
(closed 16 Sep 2017)

Flamencura - Paco Pe?a Flamenco Dance Company
(closed 12 Aug 2017)

 

Tanguera
(closed 6 Aug 2017)
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Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes
(closed 29 Jan 2017)
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Vamos Cuba!
(closed 21 Aug 2016)

 
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Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake
(closed 24 Jan 2014)
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West Side Story
(closed 12 Sep 2013)

 
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Matthew Bourne's Sleeping Beauty
(closed 26 Jan 2013)

Matthew Bourne's Play Without Words
(closed 5 Aug 2012)

Matthew Bourne's Nutcracker
(closed 22 Jan 2012)