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Thick & Tight

Lilian Baylis Studio,
Sadler's Wells

UK Premiere
Thu 9 - Sat 11 Jan

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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

Workshop: 2 Feb >

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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 a digital programme and the text for the show >
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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.