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Blaze - Peacock Theatre

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Venue Information
Peacock Theatre

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street

Seating Plan


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


Age Restriction: No under 5 s admitted

Important Info: This production features strobe lighting and haze effects and contains spoken word, as there is an MC.

Returning to the capital for a brief stint at the Peacock Theatre, Blaze is the popular dance spectacular from the internationally recognised choreographer Anthony Van Laast. It has recently embarked on a successful world tour and has chosen the Sadler’s Wells venue as the latest in a long line of locations to host the show, which is likely to dazzle audiences with a dizzying array of dance moves taking to the stage and presenting a show that is like no other.

Blaze premiered at the Peacock Theatre in 2010 and features non-stop music through the course of the show, with high production values adding to the mix of street dancing and nightclub beats. When the 16 internationally renowned dancers take to the stage it will be a truly unique experience. The show itself will mix many different styles and the ongoing music will remind audiences of being in a nightclub and dancing the night away. The aesthetics will also be spectacular, coming together with the sounds and the performers to present something truly epic in scope.

These designs come from the mid of the award winning Es Devlin, who has been honoured for her work in theatre productions all over the country. Her credits are wide and far reaching, with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the plays of Harold Pinter (such as Betrayal at the National Theatre) amongst those that have benefited from her unbeatable eye. For the RSC she worked on a production of Hercuba amongst others, whilst her work for the Bush Theatre’s production of Howie The Rookie earned her the TMS Best Design Award. It means that audiences can expect a lot when they arrive at the Peacock Theatre to witness Blaze.

But she is not the only talent working on the show who has been recognised for her work. Anthony Van Laast, the choreographer of Blaze, has earned nominations for Laurence Olivier Awards in the past for his work on shows such as The Beggar’s Opera and Hair in London. The alumni of the London School of Contemporary Dance has lent his choreography skills to a range of productions in London and beyond, with credits that include well known shows like Mamma Mia! at the Prince of Wales Theatre (its former home), Annie Get Your Gun, A Little Night Music and Into The Woods, all of which appeared on stages in the capital.

In a year that also sees the likes of Silk Road appear, Blaze returns to the venue at which it premiered with a run beginning on Tuesday 18th February 2014.  

Show Information
Booking From: Friday, 7th March 2014
Booking Until: Friday, 7th March 2014
Running Time: 1 hour 24 minutes
Age Restriction: No under 5 s admitted
Important Info: This production features strobe lighting and haze effects and contains spoken word, as there is an MC.
Show Status: production_closed
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