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Fela

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  • Booking From:
  • 06-Nov-2010
  • Booking Until:
  • 06-Jan-2011
  • Running Time:
  • 2 Hours 35 Mins
  • Genre:
  • Musicals

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Fela Tickets

Olivier Theatre, South Bank, London SE1 9PX

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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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Theatre Venue: Olivier Theatre
Address: Denman Street, London W1D 7DY
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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.
Sited above the entrance foyer and over the workshops and main rehearsal rooms, it can accommodate 1150 people in its fan-shaped auditorium, and 2000 years of drama on its open stage.

Two main tiers of steeply raked seats - flanked by side-banks on a higher level - sweep down to the stage. In spite of its size, the Olivier has a concentrated intimacy. No seat is far from an actor's point of command; and the span of the seats matches their effective span of vision. They can hold the audience within the compass of their eyes.

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.

Since 1988, the Theatre has been permitted to call itself the Royal National Theatre, but the full title is rarely used. The theatre presents a varied programme, including Shakespeare and other International classic drama; and new plays by contemporary playwrights. Each auditorium in the theatre can run up to three shows in repertoire or repertory, thus further widening the number of plays which can be put on during any one season.

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