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Press Release: Thursday 23 September 2021  


New shows announced at Sadler’s Wells   


Sadler’s Wells’ second cohort of Young Associates - Olive Hardy, Vidya Patel, John-William Watson and Magnus Westwell - present the first live performances of their work, following the success of their short films released on Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage earlier this month. The mixed bill in the Lilian Baylis Studio this November showcases the distinct and diverse creative voices of these young artists as they embark on their careers as choreographers. 


Looking ahead to spring 2022, hit Bee Gees musical Saturday Night Fever is presented at Peacock Theatre, while Gandini Juggling joins the London International Mime Festival line-up in January.  


Two ballroom shows from Johannes Radebe and Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice, stars of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, are also announced. They join the previously announced show from Strictly’s Aljaž Skorjanec and Janette Manrara at Peacock Theatre in spring 2022.  

Tickets for newly announced events are on public sale from Monday 4 October at 10 am via www.sadlerswells.com. Booking opens to members from Friday 1 October. 




Young Associates                                  LILLIAN BAYLIS STUDIO   
Mixed Bill  
Tuesday 23 – Wednesday 24 November      
Tickets: £15    
This Mixed Bill introduces audiences to the next generation of choreographers, with the first live performances of work by Sadler's Wells' second cohort of Young Associates; Olive Hardy, Vidya Patel, John-William Watson, and Magnus Westwell.  
This evening of dance showcases the distinct and diverse creative voices of these young artists as they embark on their careers as choreographers.  

Supported by the Garfield Weston Foundation and the Noël Coward Foundation 



London International Mime Festival         LILIAN BAYLIS STUDIO 
Gandini Juggling                                         WORLD PREMIERE
Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15 January    
Tickets: £20 Under 16’s: £12  

LIFE is a new work from masters of contemporary  circus, Gandini Juggling, based on the innovative choreography of Merce Cunningham. Following the success of Smashed, Gandini Juggling’s tribute to another iconic choreographer, Pina Bausch, Sean Gandini and company co-founder and director Kati Ylä-Hokkala have created a work firmly rooted in the Cunningham universe. The result is a captivating and fresh work from pioneers of contemporary juggling – turning a skill into a thrilling and theatrical artform.   


LIFE features an original soundscore from Pulitzer Prize winning American composer, cellist and vocalist, Caroline Shaw.  



Saturday Night Fever                                    PEACOCK THEATRE   
Tuesday 1 February – Saturday 26 March 2022   
Tickets: £18-£75   
Experience the bestselling Bee Gees soundtrack live on stage in this spectacularly reimagined music and dance extravaganza. Saturday Night Fever returns to London’s West End for 8 weeks only as part of a national tour throughout 2022. Follow the story of Tony Manero as he embarks on a reckless yet thrilling road to dancing success. It’s a homage to the 1977 John Travolta classic with more drama, more music, and hot new choreography which is sure to have you dancing in the aisles.  
Featuring songs from the bestselling movie soundtrack of all time, including the Bee Gees’ Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than a Woman as well as 70’s favourites Boogie Shoes, Disco Inferno and many more. 


Johannes Radebe                                    PEACOCK THEATRE   
Friday 1 – Saturday 2 April     
Tickets: £18 - £65   
Strictly Come Dancing sensation and international champion, Johannes Radebe, comes to the Peacock Theatre for the London premiere of his debut tour, Freedom. This is a celebration of the dances that you love, with Johannes’ signature flair and energy. From ballroom to Latin, the company will perform to classic dance arrangements, South African rhythms and party anthems. Johannes will take you on his journey from growing up in South Africa, to travelling the world, winning competitions and starring in Strictly’s most memorable numbers.  


Anton & Giovanni                                         PEACOCK THEATRE   
Him & Me 
Saturday 18 June – Sunday 19 June    
Tickets: £18 - £65  

Get ready for a night out with two of Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancers and their unforgettable tour, Anton Du Beke and Giovanni Pernice – Him & Me!  Showcasing their unrivalled rapport, they are bringing audiences a collaboration of dance, song and light-hearted fun, joined by a world class cast of dancers and singers. The Ballroom King and the Jive Master bring you Him & Me, produced by Strictly Theatre Co. and directed by Alan Burkitt. 

This performance may contain haze, smoke, pyrotechnics and flashing lights. 


Covid Safety    
In order to help artists, audiences and staff members to feel safe and enjoy these performances, Sadler’s Wells has introduced a series of safety measures and is closely following all UK Government guidance in presenting these events. Ticket bookers will be sent full information about all coronavirus safety measures in advance of the performance, so that they may plan accordingly and feel as secure as possible during their visit. These guidelines are also available on Sadler’s Wells’ website via the following link, which we keep updated with the latest information, as soon as we have it. If these performances are unable to be presented due to changes to the UK Government’s coronavirus restrictions, customers will be contacted as soon as possible and given the option to receive a full refund. Sadler's Wells, alongside all companies performing in upcoming events, have also followed recommended UK Government protocols in order ensure the safety of all artists and crew involved by creating performances in a covid-secure environment.     


Sadler’s Wells
Sadler's Wells is a world-leading dance organisation. We strive to make and share dance that inspires us all. Our acclaimed year-round programme spans dance of every kind, from contemporary to flamenco, Bollywood to ballet, salsa to street dance and tango to tap. 


We commission, produce and present more dance than any other organisation in the world. Since 2005, we have helped to bring close to 200 new dance works to the stage, embracing both the popular and the unknown. 


Each year, over half a million people visit our three London theatres - Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Lilian Baylis Studio and Peacock Theatre. Many more attend our touring productions nationally and internationally or explore our digital platforms, including Sadler’s Wells Digital Stage. In 2023 we’re opening a fourth London venue in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Sadler’s Wells’ new space will house a 550-seat mid-scale theatre, as well as facilities for a choreographic centre and a hip hop theatre academy.  


Supporting artists is at the heart of our work. We have associate artists and companies, which nurture some of the most exciting talent working in dance today. We host the National Youth Dance Company, which draws together some of the brightest young dancers from across the country. Sadler’s Wells Breakin' Convention runs professional development programmes to champion and develop the world’s best hip hop artists, as well as producing, programming and touring groundbreaking hip hop performances.  


Around 30,000 people take part in our learning and engagement programmes every year. We support schools local to our theatres in Islington and Stratford, designing experiences for children and young people to watch, explore and critically engage with the arts. We also run Company of Elders, a resident performance company of dancers aged over 60 who rehearse with renowned artists to make new work for public performances locally, nationally and internationally. 


Sadler’s Wells is an Arts Council England National Portfolio Organisation. 

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