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Thick & Tight

Xavier Bobés
17 - 19 Jan
THE GENERAL Buster Keaton
17 - 19 Jan

Lilian Baylis Studio,
Sadler's Wells

Thu 17 - Sat 19 Jan at 8pm
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Runs: 80 mins / plus interval
Age Guidance: 12+ (parental guidance)
£20 (£12 concessions - over 60’s & students)
+£3 transaction fee for phone and online bookings
no fee for in person at the box office
Tel: 020 7863 8000

After-show discussion:
Fri 18 Jan

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Thick & Tight, an award winning dance duo like no other, bring all the drama, musicality and face you can cram into a show. Using their skills as choreographers, performers and lip-syncers they seek to create the most entertainingly bizarre and brazen pieces that embrace the breadth of human emotions.

This rapturous triple bill from founder-artistic directors Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry brings famous faces to life to reveal the yearnings and imperfections of human nature. Queen Victoria & Miss Havisham mourn their losses in a monstrous modernist ballet, Queen Have & Miss Haven’t; Marilyn Monroe and Princess Diana are dogged by fame and beauty in The Princess & the Showgirl and dancer Julie Cunningham (ex-Michael Clark and Merce Cunningham companies) becomes artists Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore in Thick & Tight's new solo, Radical Daughters.

Daniel and Eleanor met at the Rambert School. Their work has been acclaimed at venues and festivals across the UK and Europe.

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"Appallingly entertaining"

The Observer

"Original, inspired and fantastically talented"

Total Theatre

"Clever, naughty, innovative and punchy"

London Dance


Thick & Tight


Presented in partnership
with Sadler's Wells

Created & performed by Daniel Hay-Gordon & Eleanor Perry
With Julie Cunningham, Harry Alexander, Claudia Palazzo, Thom Shaw & Josh Spear
Costumes: Tim Spooner
Make-up/wigs: Darren Evans
Lighting Design: Lucy Hansom
Photography Credits: Jon Archdeacon, Judita Kuniskyte & Darren Evans
Supported by Arts Council England, South East Dance, The Marlborough Theatre, Ugly Duck, Steyning Festival & The Royal Hippodrome Theatre Eastbourne.