Creature

UK and International Tours
18 - 20 Mar

We are sorry to announce that the performances of Creature at Sadler’s Wells and the Bristol Hippodrome have been cancelled.  The theatres’ box offices will be contacting ticket buyers in due course. Creature will receive its UK premiere at Sadler’s Wells in September 2021: tickets will go on sale soon.

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

Main Image – Dancer: Jeffrey Cirio. Photo © Jason Bell. Creative Direction: Charlotte Wilkinson

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MEET THE PRINCIPAL CAST

See casting for all dates

Jeffrey Cirio

Creature

Erina Takahashi

Marie

Stina Quagebeur

Doctor

Ken Saruhashi

Captain

Fabian Reimair

Major

Victor Prigent

Andres

CREATIVE TEAM

Akram Khan

Direction and Choreography

Vincenzo Lamagna

Original Music and Sound Design

Tim Yip

Visual and Costume Design

Michael Hulls

Lighting Design

Ruth Little

Dramaturgy

Andrej Petrovic

Assistant Choreographer

Yvonne Gilbert

Sound System Designer

James Keane

Orchestration

Mavin Khoo

Repetiteur

Nicky Henshall

Repetiteur

Credits

Meet the principal cast

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Sadler's Wells, London, Wed 1 April 2020, 7.30pm

Jeffrey Cirio

Creature

Erina Takahashi

Marie

Stina Quagebeur

Doctor

Ken Saruhashi

Captain

Fabian Reimair

Major

Victor Prigent

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Thu 2 April 2020, 2.30pm

Isaac Hernández

Creature

Fernanda Oliveira

Marie

Emma Hawes

Doctor

Daniel Kraus

Captain

Joseph Caley

Major

Rentaro Nakaaki

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Thu 2 April 2020, 7.30pm

Aitor Arrieta

Creature

Emily Suzuki

Marie

Sarah Kundi

Doctor

Henry Dowden

Captain

James Streeter

Major

Barry Drummond

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Fri 3 April 2020, 2.30pm

Isaac Hernández

Creature

Fernanda Oliveira

Marie

Emma Hawes

Doctor

Daniel Kraus

Captain

Joseph Caley

Major

Rentaro Nakaaki

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Fri 3 April 2020, 7.30pm

Jeffrey Cirio

Creature

Erina Takahashi

Marie

Stina Quagebeur

Doctor

Ken Saruhashi

Captain

Fabian Reimair

Major

Victor Prigent

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Sat 4 April 2020, 2.30pm

Aitor Arrieta

Creature

Emily Suzuki

Marie

Sarah Kundi

Doctor

Henry Dowden

Captain

James Streeter

Major

Barry Drummond

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Sat 4 April 2020, 7.30pm

Jeffrey Cirio

Creature

Erina Takahashi

Marie

Stina Quagebeur

Doctor

Ken Saruhashi

Captain

Fabian Reimair

Major

Victor Prigent

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Mon 6 April 2020, 7.30pm

Aitor Arrieta

Creature

Emily Suzuki

Marie

Sarah Kundi

Doctor

Henry Dowden

Captain

James Streeter

Major

Barry Drummond

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Tue 7 April 2020, 7.30pm

Jeffrey Cirio

Creature

Erina Takahashi

Marie

Stina Quagebeur

Doctor

Ken Saruhashi

Captain

Fabian Reimair

Major

Victor Prigent

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Wed 8 April 2020, 2.30pm

Aitor Arrieta

Creature

Emily Suzuki

Marie

Sarah Kundi

Doctor

Henry Dowden

Captain

James Streeter

Major

Barry Drummond

Andres

Sadler's Wells, London, Wed 8 April 2020, 7.30pm

Isaac Hernández

Creature

Fernanda Oliveira

Marie

Emma Hawes

Doctor

Daniel Kraus

Captain

Joseph Caley

Major

Rentaro Nakaaki

Andres

Creature