Following government advice about Coronavirus COVID-19, it is with great sadness that we announce that the 1-8 April performances of Creature at Sadler’s Wells have been cancelled. The Sadler’s Wells Ticket Office will be contacting ticket buyers in due course. Tickets for the November performances are now on sale.
Following the pivotal impact of Dust and Giselle, Akram Khan returns to English National Ballet for his third collaboration with us.
In a dilapidated former Arctic research station, the Creature has been conscripted by a military brigade into a bold new experimental programme. He is being tested for his mental and physical ability to adapt to extreme cold, isolation and homesickness; vital qualities in mankind’s proposed colonisation of the ‘final frontiers’ on earth and beyond.
Creature is an unearthly tale of exploitation and human frontiers inspired by Georg Büchner’s expressionist classic Woyzeck, with shadows of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Drawing on themes of abandonment, isolation and the fragility of the mind, Creature is the tale of an outsider and the search for belonging.
“The outcast, the stranger, have been a common theme in my work”, says Khan. “In Creature, I am looking further into the areas related to the sense of abandonment, rage and loss.”
Khan is joined by a brilliant creative team of Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, composer and sound designer Vincenzo Lamagna, lighting designer Michael Hulls and dramaturg Ruth Little.
A co-production between English National Ballet and Opera Ballet Vlaanderen (OBV)
Co-producers; Sadler’s Wells, London
Nominated for the FEDORA VAN CLEEF & ARPELS Prize for Ballet 2019
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Schools (under 18s only)
£12 tickets in rear stalls for groups of 10+. Available for all performances except Fri and Sat. Call 020 7863 8000 to book.
Members of Sadler’s Wells’ Access for All scheme are entitled to half-price tickets for themselves and a companion. More info.