Shoes - Peacock Theatre

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Venue Information
Peacock Theatre

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street
London
London
WC2A 2HT

Seating Plan

Directions

Directions
(5mins) Turn left on Kingsway and carry on 200 metres until Claire Market, where the theatre is on your left.

Review Summary
Average Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars based on 4 review(s)

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Latest Review: "There was no build up to this show. It trickled on, & on. The singing was loud & muffled...."

Having made a huge impression on audiences during its run at Sadler’s Wells in September 2010 the dance company transfers “Shoes” to their West End outlet of the Peacock Theatre from February 2011, giving London theatre audiences another opportunity to witness an acclaimed and breathtaking spectacle. “Shoes” is presented by the renowned team of Stephen Mears as choreographer and Richard Thomas as writer, both of whom are acclaimed in their field and have proven themselves in various previous occasions. So expect great things as theatre tickets go on sale to witness this glorious celebration of footwear as it appears in the West End.

It has been a busy few months at Sadler’s Wells and the Peacock Theatre as both venues announce new shows such as “7734” and a production from the Rambert Dance Company. But then, the two venues are well known for presenting some of the best dance shows around to audiences in the capital and with “Shoes” this is no different, with singers and dancers offering up some imaginative and impressive set-pieces.

Stephen Mear is a dancer and choreographer who has previously earned himself a Laurence Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his work in the West End and Broadway with the show “Mary Poppins”. His other credits include “Hello Dolly” at the Open Air Theatre and various other productions on the other side of the Atlantic, making him a well known name across the pond and for those who have embarked on a London theatre break.

But with “Shoes” he has put together a show that features a live band, singers and dancers, all choreographed by Mears and a team of talented minds. So audiences can expect everything from hip-hop numbers to Slovakian folk dance, whilst a set-piece involving crash test dummies is also certain to leave a lasting impression. And as it is a celebration of all things footwear, expect some references to shoes to crop up from time to time as well.

Writer Richard Thomas is best known to theatre audiences for his acclaimed, though highly controversial, show “Jerry Springer the Opera” which he penned alongside the comedian Stewart Lee. He had previously worked alongside Lee for various television shows and has also penned the upcoming opera Anna Nicole at the Royal Opera House.

So whilst audiences will be enjoying The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre over Christmas, theatregoers will be welcoming “Shoes” at the venue shortly after as it runs from Tuesday 8th February 2011 to Sunday 3rd April 2011.

Show Information
Booking From: Tuesday, 8th February 2011
Booking Until: Sunday, 3rd April 2011
Matinees: Saturday 2.30pm, Sunday 4pm
Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes, latecomers not admitted until the interval
Show Status: production_closed
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