Monday, February 8

Stephen Mears to direct Shoes at Sadler's Wells

Richard Thomas composed the controversial Jerry Springer - The Opera and is now collaborating with award-winning director/choreographer Stephen Mear on the  new dance show  Shoes which premieres at Sadler's Wells on 3rd September and runs until the 11th.

Shoes is described as “a dance revue that explores the gamut of footwear from the highs of the Louboutin to the lows of the croc”. Musical numbers include “Vex in the City”, “Imelda Marcos Argues with the Nation” and “The Flip-Flop Paradigm”.

Richard Thomas said”  “If you ask anyone to pick out the most significant pair of shoes in their lifetime, you will hear as much about personal memories and emotions as you will about brands. The common factor seems to be joy. So via desire, fetish, hammertoes, bunions and the anomalous success of the Ugg boot, Shoes is basically about joy - searching for it, finding it and losing it.”

The production will feature a cast of 12 dancers and four singers with a live band. It is directed by Stephen Mears, whose theatre credits include Mary Poppins and the Menier Chocolate Factory’s revival of Sweet Charity.

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