Peter Schaufuss’ Midnight Express rolls into the London Coliseum in one month

March 8, 2013

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Peter Schaufuss’ Midnight Express rolls into the London Coliseum in one month

In one months’ time, Peter Schaufuss’ Midnight Express will debut in the UK at the London Coliseum, with performances April 9-14. Based on the 1977 book and subsequent 1978 film by Billy Hayes, this reinterpretation of the critically acclaimed drama will star SERGEI POLUNIN, the ballet prodigy who shocked the dance world in 2012 when he abruptly left the Royal Ballet, but returned to thrill in Tamara Rojo’s final performance at the Royal Opera House in February 2013.

 

This visceral and innovative production will take on the story of Billy Hayes’ six year incarceration in a Turkish Prison after being caught smuggling hashish across the border at just 23 years old. Having been turned in to an Academy Award winning film in 1978 by Alan Parker and starring John Hurt, it has been reinterpreted in a sensational fashion, featuring exhilarating balletic ability to convey the strength of human spirit when faced with unspeakable torture.

 

With original choreography by Olivier and London Evening Standard award winning PETER SCHAUFUSS, this performance is not to be missed. This production also stars IGOR ZELENSKY, artistic director of the Stanislavki Ballet and WAYNE EAGLING former Artistic Director of English National Ballet.


Listings information
Tuesday 9th preview – 7.30pm
Wednesday 10th Charity Gala performance – 7.30pm
Thursday 11th – 7.30pm (pre performance talk & book signing by Billy Hayes at 5.15pm (tickets £5) )
Friday 12th – 7.30pm
Saturday 13th – 7.30pm
Saturday/Sunday Matinee 2pm

Tickets:
Tickets All Performances (Except Wed 10th Gala)
Stalls: £85, £65
Dress Circle: £85, £50
Upper Circle: £40, £30
Balcony: £20, £10, £5
Dress Circle Premium £95
Dress Circle VIP £120

Charity Gala Performance – Wed 10th April
Stalls: £94, £72
Dress Circle: £94, £55
Upper Circle: £44, £33
Balcony: £22, £11
Dress Circle Premium £105
Dress Circle VIP £132

Concessions
Group Rate of £35 available for Groups of 10+ when booking seats in the Dress Circle usually priced £50

How to book
BOX OFFICE
020 7845 9300 – £3.50 booking fee applies
Online – £1.75 Booking fee applies

IN PERSON
Performance Days: Mon to Sat 10am – 8pm

The Dancer for Cancer Trust Charity Gala Performance

The aim of the Trust is to help professional dancers who either face a potential cancer diagnosis or who are living with the malignancy in one or other of its manifest forms by providing the necessary financial assistance to accelerate their treatment and to help with their care.

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