FELA! Will be at the National Theatre from November 2010. For more information and to book tickets visit the website at http://www.felalondon.com/
Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones)
‘There should be dancing in the streets. There has never been anything like this.’ Ben Brantley, New York Times
A provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the extravagant, decadent and rebellious world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Watch videos and view images of the original Broadway show on the National’s Fela London website.
Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist.
Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’ visionary staging, FELA! – an original new creation – comes via Broadway to London and the National Theatre.
‘An ecstatic phenomenon.’ Time Out, New York
‘Radiates joy.’ Entertainment Weekly
‘Top 10 Shows of 2009. It’s a work of total theatre and a party where the power of the people is unleashed with a contagious jiggle.’ Los Angeles Times
The role of Fela will be played by Rolan Bell at the following performances:
Sat 18 Dec 2pm; Monday 27 Dec 7.30pm; Tue 28 Dec 7.30pm; Wed 29 Dec 2pm & 7.30pm; Tue 4 Jan 7.30pm; Wed 5 Jan 2pm & 7.30pm
Produced in association with Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Ruth & Stephen Hendel, Roy Gabay, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Edward Tyler Nahem, Slava Smolokowski, Chip Meyrelles/Ken Greiner, Douglas G. Smith, Steve Semlitz/Cathy Glazer, Daryl Roth/True Love Productions, Susan Dietz/Mort Swinsky, Knitting Factory Entertainment and with Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson.