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Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff
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First Steps: a child's Swan Lake
North tour spring 2015
Pre-performance talk
South tour spring 2015
Swan Lake
The King Dances / Carmina burana
Variations Triple bill (tour)

Penguin Café (Sunderland)

Elite Syncopations | Slaughter on Tenth Avenue | 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café

There are no performances listed for Penguin Café (Sunderland)

Mayhem and misrule lead the way in three witty classics from David Bintley, George Balanchine and Kenneth MacMillan.

A completely stripped-back theatre bursts into life as dancers in brilliantly coloured costumes gather for a dance competition. An equally vibrant on-stage rag-time band play old favourites from Scott Joplin and his contemporaries to accompany a string of sketches, spanning the dazzling, the witty and the touching, as each dancer at the competition takes their turn. One of MacMillan’s best-loved creations, Elite Syncopations is certain to leave you smiling.

Created by great ballet choreographer George Balanchine for the musical On Your Toes!, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is a crazy 1930s comedy, its humour and vitality providing sparkling entertainment. After discovering that a hitman in the audience is to shoot him as soon as his stage routine is over, a luckless leading man has no option but to extend his frantic solo until the cops arrive! Music by the great Richard Rodgers completes this theatrical extravaganza.

Meet a colourful host of endangered animals seeking shelter from the storm in ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café.Watch as humans and animals mingle, enjoying drinks and polite conversation in the Penguin Café. Be introduced to a morris-dancing flea, a ballroom-dancing ram, a woolly monkey and many more in a ballet that takes a witty and poignant look at man’s effect on the world.


'Pure joy, a wicked, fast-moving romp'

'A guaranteed crowd-pleaser'

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'Still Life' at the Penguin Café

Music Simon Jeffes
Choreography David Bintley
Designs Hayden Griffin
Lighting John B. Read

Elite Syncopations

Music Scott Joplin
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Design Ian Spurling
Lighting John B. Read

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue

Music Richard Rodgers
Choreography George Balanchine (© The George Balanchine Trust)
Design Kate Ford
Lighting Johnny Westall-Eyre
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