Creature

UK and International Tours
11 Nov - 20 Mar

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. We thank you for your patience, understanding and support during this period of uncertainty.  Our thoughts and best wishes are with everyone who is being affected by this situation and we hope to see you again 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

Discounts

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

SADLER’S WELLS THEATRE

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.

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

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