A SADLER’S WELLS PRODUCTION SHOES
A MUSICAL WITH LEGS Richard Thomas with Stephen Mear, Toe tappingly tremendous. Hotfoot it in your Chrissy Loubs now to grab yourself a ticket! i-D online After the smash-hit world premiere at Sadler’s Wells,Â Richard Thomas and Stephen Mear’s fabulously original new musical, Shoes, transfers to the West End’s Peacock Theatre for a limited eight-week run fromTuesday 8 February – Sunday 3 April 2011. A celebration of one of the greatest passions of the modern age, this latest Sadler’s Wells Production is from the pen of Richard Thomas (co-creator of Jerry Springer – The Opera) and the feet of top showbiz choreographer Stephen Mear (Sweet Charity, Mary Poppins).
Shoes takes a wickedly irreverent and affectionate look at the special power this item of clothing holds over many a shoe-addict. The show features over 250 pairs of shoes, with designers and brands involved in and supporting the show to date including Terry de Havilland, Tracey Neuls, Georgina Goodman, Irregular Choice, Manolo Blahnik, Beatrix Ong, Rob Goodwin, Melissa Plastic Dreams, LK Bennett,Birkenstock, Nike, Finsk, Joseph Azagury, Oliver Sweeney, Salvatore Ferragamo, Rupert Sandersonand Alexander McQueen.
Shoes features a cast of 12 of the West End’s best dancers, four singers and a live band. Alongside Mear,Sadler’s Wells has invited leading artists Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Aletta Collins, Kate Prince and Mark Smith to help create the numbers for the show. Song titles from Shoes include; Health And Safety, The Psychology of Purchase in the Temple of Retail, Desire: The Brand, Imelda Argues With The Nation andSneaker Addict. Tuesday 8 February – Sunday 3 April 2011 Peacock Theatre Performances at 7.30pm, Sat at 2.30pm, Sun at 4pm Tickets: £15 – £49.50 Ticket office: 0844 412 4322 / www.sadlerswells.com