Here's what's on offer:
Sadler's Wells main house: balletLORENT returns with its brand new magical show, The Lost Happy Endings
Friday 15 April at 3pm and Saturday 16 April at 11am and 3pm. Dur.: 1 hour and 40 minutes inc one interval
Tickets: £12 - £18. To book online click here
Newcastle-based balletLORENT has almost 30 years' experience of creating magical, immersive shows for children, and is a regular performer at Sadler's Wells Family Weekends. Its latest show, The Lost Happy Endings, uses dance, theatre and voiced narration to tell the story of Jub, a fearless girl with six fingers on each hand who lives in a forest and is the custodian of all the happy endings of fairy tales such as Snow White, Pinocchio, Cinderella and Goldilocks. One day a wicked witch steals them and it's up to the resourceful Jub to get them back. In her quest she meets many beloved fairy-tale characters and woodland creatures.
An illustrious roster of creatives collaborated in The Lost Happy Endings: Liv Lorent choreographed, former poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy wrote the scenario, and prolific dramaturg Ben Crompton structured the staging. The show has an original score by Neil Murray and is narrated by national treasure Joanna Lumley.
Lilian Baylis Studio: Xenia Aidonopoulou and Georgia Tegou, Underwater
Friday 15 April at 1:30pm and 3:30pm and Saturday 16 April at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. Dur.: 30 minutes
Tickets: £8. Book by phone on: 020 7863 8000
Underwater is a charming show for the very little ones, targeted at ages zero to two years.
A multi-sensory dance theatre piece, it takes babies and their grown-ups on a magical journey into the deep blue sea, vividly bringing to life the journey of a ballerina as she wakes from a dreamy sleep and finds herself in the ocean. As she explores her gorgeous new home, she meets an octopus and the pair quickly form a loving friendship beneath the waves, dancing a duet to a twinkling soundtrack that features some familiar melodies.
The creators, Xenia Aidonopoulou and Georgia Tegou, describe themselves as multi-disciplinary artists and mothers.
Family Dance Workshops: Sadler's Wells Studio C
Friday 15 April and Saturday 16 April, 1pm to 2pm
Tickets: £2 per person for both adults and children. Tickets are available to ticket-holders for The Lost Happy Endings only.
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There will be a specially curated programme of free arts and crafts activities across the theatre foyers, inspired by The Lost Happy Endings.
|Sadler's Wells Family Weekend
|Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4TN | MAP
15 Apr 22 – 16 Apr 22, Fri at 15:00 Sat 1t 11:00 & 15:00 Dur.: 1 hour 40 mins inc one interval
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