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Press Release: Some Like it Hip Hop returns to The Peacock after UK tour

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ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company
Some Like It Hip Hop 
The Peacock
Wednesday 23 October - Saturday 9 November 2019
Performances: Tue - Sat at 7.30pm, Wed & Sat matinees at 2.30pm & Sundays at 2pm & 6pm
Tickets: £18 - £55 
Ticket Office: 020 7863 8222 www.peacocktheatre.com

 

ZooNation: The Kate prince Company’s award-nominated Some Like It Hip Hop had audiences on their feet at its world premiere in 2011. Now the acclaimed show returns to The Peacock for a run from Wednesday 23 October - Saturday 9 November, following a UK tour.

Some Like it Hip Hop is directed by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist and ZooNation founder Kate Princeand features music by DJ Walde and Josh Cohen. 

The celebrated production unites sensational dancing with a clever and engrossing storyline, set in a city where books are banned, and where women are kept subservient to men. When Jo-Jo and Kerri are discovered breaking the rules of the city, they are thrown out. They decide they have only one option – to return to the city dressed as men. It doesn’t take long for the two women to prove their worth, and for Jo-Jo to fall in love with Simeon, the only educated man in the city. If only she wasn’t wearing a moustache… With a nod to Billy Wilder’s film and Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the comical tale of love, mistaken identity and revolution is played out in the company’s trademark style.

 

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Tommy Franzen and Lizzie Gough reprise their roles as Simeon and Jo-Jo, while Natasha Goodenreturns to the role of Oprah. Jade Hackett takes on the role of Kerri.

The rest of the cast includes Christian Alozie, Bradley Charles, Aaron Nuttall, Michael Naylor, Idney De'Almeida, Delano Spenrath, Lindon Barr, Yukino McHugh, Saskia Davis, Melissa Bravo, Ebony Clarke and Andry Oporia, with vocal artists Sheree Dubois, Royson Gooden, Anelisa Lamola, Dwayne Nosworthy, DJ Walde and Elliotte Williams-Ndure.

Some Like It Hip Hop is a ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company and Sadler’s Wells production, supported by Arts Council England, with original support from Curve Leicester and Wales Millennium Centre.

"Zany and zippy, hilarious and heart warming. A WINNER” The Times
 

Some Like it Hip Hop Tour Dates

4 & 5 Oct - The Orchard, Dartford

11 & 12 Oct - The Lowry, Salford

15 & 16 Oct - The Mayflower, Southampton

18 & 19 Oct - The Hippodrome, Birmingham

 

 

About Sadler’s Wells

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading creative organisation dedicated to dance in all its forms. With over three centuries of theatrical heritage and a year-round programme of performances and learning activities, it is the place where artists come together to create dance, and where people of all backgrounds come to experience it – to take part, learn, experiment and be inspired. 

Its vision is to reflect and respond to the world through dance: enabling artists of all backgrounds to create dance that moves us and opens our minds, and sharing those experiences with the widest possible audiences – to enrich their lives and deepen their understanding of what it means to be human.

Audiences of over half a million come to Sadler’s Wells’ three London theatres each year, with many more enjoying its touring productions at venues across the UK and around the world, and accessing its content through digital channels. Sadler's Wells commissions, produces and presents more dance than any other theatre in the world, embracing the popular and the unknown. Since 2005, it has helped to bring over 170 new dance works to the stage, many of them involving its 16 Associate Artists, three Resident Companies and four Associate Companies – the most exciting talents working in dance today. 

Sadler’s Wells nurtures the next generation of talent through a number of artist development initiatives and reaches over 30,000 annually through its learning and engagement programmes.

Located in Islington, north London, Sadler’s Wells’ current building is the sixth to have stood on site since entrepreneur Richard Sadler first established the theatre in 1683. The venue has played an illustrious role in the history of theatre ever since, with The Royal Ballet, Birmingham Royal Ballet and English National Opera having all started at Sadler's Wells.

Sadler’s Wells is to open an additional mid-scale venue in east London in 2022. The new space will be at the heart of the East Bank project, a new cultural and education district in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, which will also include BBC, UAL’s London College of Fashion, UCL and the V&A in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. As well as a 550-seat auditorium, Sadler’s Wells’ new venue will include a choreographic centre and a hip hop theatre academy, the first of their kind in the world to be run by a theatre.

www.sadlerswells.com

 

 

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