Lea Anderson’s beguiling and jocular soirée of magic, music and dance returns in 2017
“…a delightfully surreal theatrical gem ★★★★” The Guardian
Mingling fading music hall memories with a sprinkle of surrealism and distinctive choreography and design, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ sees multi award winning artist Lea Anderson return to the UK touring circuit after a six year absence.
Inspired by Music Hall, Ladies and Gentlemen is a witty and absorbing visual spectacle in which choreography (Lea Anderson), music (Steve Blake) and design (Tim Spooner) conjure the all but forgotten stage show of six has-been performers.
Besieged by ever shifting, inscrutable and enigmatic props, Man, Woman, the Twins, Pet and the Other One present misremembered routines and hazily recollected punch-lines in a complex and tightly knit choreography of objects accompanied by sound and music they perform themselves. The result is an eccentric, surreal and often hilarious theatrical experience where regret and failure meet.
“Lea Anderson is one off, in a league of her own….Take your inner child with you and you’ll love it.” Theatre Guide
“…a richly satisfying piece of dance and overwhlemingly enthusiastic audience response. You know you have just seen something quite unique.” Eddie Nixon, Artistic Director, The Place
23rd & 24th September Festival of Thrift, Redcar
28, 29, 30th September Chapter Arts, Cardiff
9th October Mumford Theatre, Cambridge
11th October Jersey Opera House, St Helier
18th October Winchester Theatre Royal
19th October Bath Spa University
21st October DeMontfort University, Leicester
23rd October Phoenix, Exeter
27th October Greenwich Dance, London