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01 Apr - 20 Mar

A new ballet by Akram Khan, his second full-length production for the Company.

Following the pivotal impact of Dust and Giselle, Akram Khan returns to English National Ballet for his third collaboration with us.

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



Akram Khan

Direction and Choreography

Vincenzo Lamagna

Original Music and Sound Design

Tim Yip

Visual and Costume Design

Michael Hulls

Lighting Design

Ruth Little


Andrej Petrovic

Assistant Choreographer

Yvonne Gilbert

Sound System Designer

James Keane


Mavin Khoo


Nicky Henshall



Discounts are subject to availability, cannot be combined or used in conjunction with another offer. Cannot be applied retrospectively.

Friends of English National Ballet
20% off, max 6 tickets per person. Become a Friend to receive your promo code.

Groups 8+
20% off stalls at most performances. Contact the Sadler’s Wells Ticket Office for more details and to reserve: 020 7863 8000

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.

Students, Unwaged, Over 65s
A limited number of £8 seats in Sadler’s Wells rear 2nd circle are available for selected performances. Call 020 7863 8000 to book. Tickets will be held at Ticket Office. Proof of eligibility must be shown, otherwise the full price will be charged. A max of 2 discounted tickets per person, per event. Tickets can only be booked by the concession holder and are not transferable.

Members of Sadler’s Wells’ Access for All scheme are entitled to half-price tickets for themselves and a companion. More info.


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