Musical Fela! winner of three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones) which is currently running at the National Theatre until 23 Jan 2011, will transfer to the Sadler’s Wells Theatre from 20 Jul to 28 Aug 2011.
A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
‘There should be dancing in the streets. There has never been anything like this.’ Ben Brantley, New York Times
‘An ecstatic phenomenon.’ Time Out, New York
‘Radiates joy.’ Entertainment Weekly
‘Top 10 Shows of 2009. It’s a work of total theatre and a party where the power of the people is unleashed with a contagious jiggle.’ Los Angeles Times
Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist.
Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’ visionary staging, FELA! – an original new creation – comes via Broadway to the National Theatre.