A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
‘There should be dancing in the streets. There has never been anything like this.’ Ben Brantley, New York Times
‘An ecstatic phenomenon.’ Time Out, New York
‘Radiates joy.’ Entertainment Weekly
‘Top 10 Shows of 2009. It’s a work of total theatre and a party where the power of the people is unleashed with a contagious jiggle.’ Los Angeles Times
Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist.
Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’ visionary staging, FELA! – an original new creation – comes via Broadway to the National Theatre
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The Olivier - named after Laurence Olivier, the first director of the
National Theatre (during its years at the Old Vic), and the outstanding British
actor of the century - is the largest of the three theatres at the National.
The National Theatre of Great Britain on the South Bank in the London Borough
of Lambeth, England is immediately east of the southern end of Waterloo Bridge.
The National Theatre's building was designed by architect Sir Denys Lasdun and
its theatres opened individually between 1976 and 1977. In the years from 1963,
before the company's permanent home on the South Bank was completed, the
National Theatre Company was based at the Old Vic theatre in Waterloo.
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