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The SnowmanThis staging of Raymond Briggs's The Snowman by Sadlers Wells, suitable for children aged 4 and over, staged in the Peacock Theatre, has become a much-loved festive tradition in London. Translating the beautifully-illustrated book to dance, the respected ballet company creates a winter wonderland of a stage show at their West End theatre. This is the theatrical equivalent of going to see Father Christmas except infinitely more spectacular as a young boy's snowman comes to life and the two of them fly across the sky. When Father Christmas does appear it's in a shimmering woodland, surrounded by magical reindeer, dancing penguins and a host of snowy friends. As the first notes of Walking in the Air fill the theatre, the heart-melting factor will not disappoint as awe-struck children (and adults) are mesmerised by the dazzling light show of snow.

 

About Peacock Theatre

This theatre is a major force on the national and international dance scene, with an innovative programme from Sadler's Wells that is keeping London's finger on the pulse. The Peacock Theatre became the company's base from 1996 to 1998 when a new theatre was being built on its Islington site and, since that time, has been a shining star in the Sadler's Wells sphere. More about Peacock Theatre

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Zik'rZik'rMoroccan-born flamenco dancer and singer Karen Ruimy and Killing Joke bassist Youth are joined by a company of 13 dancers and musicians to traces flamenco's journey from India to Spain by fusing elements of dance from different continents.2016-06-14T19:30:00+01002016-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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Fake It 'Til You Make ItFake It 'Til You Make ItPerformance artist Bryony Kimmings and her real-life partner Tim Grayburn collaborate on a piece of contemporary theatre, which deals with clinical depression through homemade music, dancing, onstage arguments, tears and tantrums.2016-06-23T19:30:00+01002016-06-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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Fake It 'Til You Make It
Unexpected TalesUnexpected TalesThe Jazz Dance Company explores fairy tales and folk stories, and the shade and light of these stories, using athletic dance genres such as dance and musical theatre.2016-07-01T19:30:00+01002016-07-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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Unexpected Tales
English National Ballet 2: My First Sleeping Beauty (Over 3s)English National Ballet 2: My First Sleeping Beauty (Over 3s)Ballet for all the family, as Tchaikovsky's score is augmented with choreography by the former Royal Ballet Soloist Matthew Hart.2016-07-06T17:30:00+01002016-07-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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English National Ballet 2: My First Sleeping Beauty (Over 3s)
British Youth Opera: Owen WingraveBritish Youth Opera: Owen WingraveOwen decides to resist his family, who believe it is his duty to become a soldier, with tragic consequences for the entire clan in Benjamin Britten's moving opera after a short story by Henry James, with a libretto by Myfanwy Piper.2016-09-03T19:30:00+01002016-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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British Youth Opera: Owen Wingrave
British Youth Opera: English EccentricsBritish Youth Opera: English EccentricsMalcolm Williamson's rarely performed chamber piece, based on the book by Edith Sitwell, with a libretto by Geoffrey Dunn, surveys the eccentricity of the English through the eyes of a menagerie of hermits, oddballs and men of learning.2016-09-07T19:30:00+01002016-09-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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British Youth Opera: English Eccentrics
Cirque Eloize: iDCirque Eloize: iDThe 15-strong Quebec-based troupe melds circus arts, acrobatic skill and breakdance against a kaleidoscope of eye-popping video projections to transport the audience to a vibrant urban streetscape where anything is possible.2016-09-20T19:30:00+01002016-10-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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Cirque Eloize: iD
The China National Peking Opera Company: The General And The Prime MinisterThe China National Peking Opera Company: The General And The Prime MinisterA drama about corruption, lust for power and survival at all costs, based on historical accounts of the Warring States period of ancient China.2016-10-13T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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The China National Peking Opera Company: The General And The Prime Minister
The China National Peking Opera Company: White SnakeThe China National Peking Opera Company: White SnakeThe company performs its version of the classic Chinese folklore The Legend Of White Snake, featuring the empowering heroine Lady White, who has become an enduring symbol of rebellion, bravery and true love.2016-10-14T19:30:00+01002016-10-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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The China National Peking Opera Company: White Snake
Burn The FloorBurn The FloorFourteen world-class dancers headline a high-energy ballroom extravaganza that breathes new life into classic dances such as the Viennese waltz and foxtrot to a soundtrack of cleverly re-interpretations including Santana and Led Zeppelin.2016-10-18T19:30:00+01002016-11-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Peacock Theatre,   Portugal Street      WC2A 2HT
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