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Thick & Tight

Lilian Baylis Studio,
Sadler's Wells

UK Premiere
Thu 9 - Sat 11 Jan

Returns only >

Runs: 85 mins / plus interval
Age Guidance: 12+ (parental guidance)
£20 (£12 concessions - over 60’s & students)
+£3 transaction fee for phone & online bookings
no fee for in person at the box office
Tel: 020 7863 8000

After-show discussion:
Fri 10 Jan

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‘A subversive delight… Superbly funny and surprisingly poignant’

The Stage

Following their delirious success at LIMF19, Thick & Tight’s Daniel Hay-Gordon and Eleanor Perry return with a programme of brand-new works combining dance, mime, queer culture and outsider art.

Apparitions of infamous and remarkable characters from contemporary history take shape throughout the evening; Derek Jarman and Marcel Proust, Winston Churchill, Marlene Dietrich, Andy Warhol and a two-headed Barbara Cartland. Thick & Tight strive to unveil these lives and souls in new, explosive and challenging ways; a full and raucous evening of entertainment with an underlying desire to reveal our shared humanity.

Thick & Tight are joined by artists from Corali Dance Company (leaders in dance by artists with a learning disability) and three fabulous soloists; Harry Alexander (Michael Clark Company), Vidya Patel (BBC Young Dancer South Asian Finalist 2015) and Edd Arnold (BalletBoyz, Russell Maliphant).

‘The performers are like cultured magpies… wickedly funny’ Exeunt

Download the free programme pdf >
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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

Design by Tim Spooner.
Photos by Darren Evans, Tim Spooner and Jon Archdeacon
Co-commissioned by London International Mime Festival and Edge Hill University for LEAP 2019 Dance Festival.

Supported by Arts Council England, Sadler's Wells, The Place and Laban.