Inspired by one of the great passions of the modern age, Shoes explores the gamut of footwear, from the highs of the Louboutin to the lows of the croc. Composed by Richard Thomas, in his first large-scale production since the legendary West End and Broadway hit Jerry Springer - The Opera, and featuring the work of a team of leading choreographers, Shoes is a dance revue that sees life told from street-level perspective with wit, irreverence and affection.
Shoes features choreography and direction by multi-award winning Stephen Mear (Mary Poppins, Sweet Charity, The Little Mermaid), acclaimed as 'the best showbiz choreographer we have' (Guardian). Alongside Mear, Sadler's Wells has invited leading choreographers Aletta Collins (Bloom, The Tempest, Jesus Christ Superstar) Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui (zero degrees, Sutra) and Kate Prince (Into the Hoods) to create dance numbers inspired by Thomas's songs.
|Theatre Venue:||Peacock Theatre|
|Address:||Denman Street, London W1D 7DY|
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The Peacock Theatre is a West End theatre in the City of Westminster, located in Portugal Street, near Aldwych. The 999-seat house is owned by, and comprises part of the London School of Economics and Political Science campus, who utilise the theatre for lectures, public talks, conferences, political speeches and open days. The university has a long lease with Sadler's Wells with whom it has negotiated a deal to bring in commericial companies under the banner 'Sadler's Wells in the West End'. The venue often plays host to dance performances, conferences, ballet, pop concerts and award ceremonies. The stage is approximately 36 feet (11 m) by 33 feet (10 m).
Gibbon's Tennis Court became used as a theatre on this site in the 17th century. In 1911, the London Opera House opened on this site, becoming the National Theatre of England, three years later. Neither theatre was successful and the venture was sold, becoming the Stoll Theatre, in 1916.