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Elite Syncopations | Slaughter on Tenth Avenue | 'Still Life' at the Penguin Café

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Mayhem and misrule lead the way in three witty classics from David Bintley, George Balanchine and Kenneth MacMillan.

A completely stripped-back theatre bursts into life as dancers in brilliantly coloured costumes gather for a dance competition. An equally vibrant on-stage rag-time band play old favourites from Scott Joplin and his contemporaries to accompany a string of sketches, spanning the dazzling, the witty and the touching, as each dancer at the competition takes their turn. One of MacMillan’s best-loved creations, Elite Syncopations is certain to leave you smiling.

Created by great ballet choreographer George Balanchine for the musical On Your Toes!, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue is a crazy 1930s comedy, its humour and vitality providing sparkling entertainment. After discovering that a hitman in the audience is to shoot him as soon as his stage routine is over, a luckless leading man has no option but to extend his frantic solo until the cops arrive! Music by the great Richard Rodgers completes this theatrical extravaganza.

Meet a colourful host of endangered animals seeking shelter from the storm in ‘Still Life’ at the Penguin Café.Watch as humans and animals mingle, enjoying drinks and polite conversation in the Penguin Café. Be introduced to a morris-dancing flea, a ballroom-dancing ram, a woolly monkey and many more in a ballet that takes a witty and poignant look at man’s effect on the world.

'Unforgettable'
THE SUNDAY TIMES ON 'STILL LIFE'

'Pure joy, a wicked, fast-moving romp'
THE STAGE ON SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE

'A guaranteed crowd-pleaser'
THE FINANCIAL TIMES ON ELITE SYNCOPATIONS

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Credits


'Still Life' at the Penguin Café


Music Simon Jeffes
Choreography David Bintley
Designs Hayden Griffin
Lighting John B. Read

Elite Syncopations


Music Scott Joplin
Choreography Kenneth MacMillan
Design Ian Spurling
Lighting John B. Read

Slaughter on Tenth Avenue


Music Richard Rodgers
Choreography George Balanchine (© The George Balanchine Trust)
Design Kate Ford
Lighting Johnny Westall-Eyre
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