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Richard Alston Dance Company

Friday 10th - Saturday 11th February


The ever musical Richard Alston Dance Company returns with an all new programme of critically acclaimed work.

“Echoing cheers for Alston and his dancers” Financial Times, March 2016

In Tangent, Martin Lawrance explores the vivid accents and attack of Tango. Four couples, intertwined but shifting and subtly syncopating, glide through the Four Seasons of Buenos Aires by Tango master Piazzolla, played live by Jason Ridgway on piano.

“Forget Strictly - come see these wonderful dancers in exhilarating form.” Herald (on the premiere of Tangent) September 2016

Chacony, Alston’s newest dance, is inspired by the powerful Chaconne of Henry Purcell. Every bit as powerful but much more stringent is the Chacony from Britten’s String Quartet No. 2, conceived as an overt tribute to Purcell. Alston juxtaposes these two pieces to make a dance that gets under the skin of the richness and nobility of Purcell, reaching into darker places before reaffirming hope for humanity.

Alston’s An Italian in Madrid is inspired by the sonatas of Domenico Scarlatti played live onstage by Jason Ridgway. Scarlatti was a baroque composer hugely influenced by Spanish guitar music, and to explore this fusion of different cultures and styles Alston has invited BBC Young Dancer grand finalist Vidya Patel to join his company for this exciting piece.

“A marriage made in heaven” Observer, March 2016

Under 25s Special Price:
Bands A & B £8 All Performances

Group Rates:
All Performances

There will be no assisted performances for this production


To buy tickets at these discounted rates you will need to book your tickets by phone (01603 63 00 00) or in person at the theatre:

- For Signed and Captioned performances, Band A seats are half price for deaf and hard of hearing people plus one companion.

- Band A seats at all performances are half price for those registered blind or partially sighted plus one companion.

- Wheelchair users plus one companion: Bands A-D half price at all performances – available to book online.

- Do you require an essential carer? If so, your carer’s ticket is half price in Bands A-D.

For visitors with disabilities

We can provide our best service to you when we understand your individual requirements. For example, we can advise on the best wheelchair position for you or your companion. Or how audio description works. Or how our Hearing Loop works. We want your visit to be as enjoyable and easy as possible.

Please call our Box Office on (01603 63 00 00) or email access@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Why not complete your visit  and enjoy a pre-show meal in Kemp’s Restaurant which is located on the ground floor of Norwich Theatre Royal? With an extensive menu catering for all tastes, dietary requirements and budgets, the restaurant serves  pre-performance meals on show days from 5pm on Monday to Saturday. Please check with restaurant for availability..

Restaurant Menus:

Click here to download

Book a Table:

Please call 01603 598577 or email restaurant@theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk

Limelighter Over 50 Dance Workshop click HERE for more info & to book.

Pre-Performance Talk with Richard Alston

Date: Friday 10th February 2017

Venue: Stage Two Auditorium

Start: 6.30pm - 7.00pm

Cost:  This event is free but is ticketed and places are limited so must be booked in advance. Please book through the Box Office (01603) 630000 or the NTR Education Department (01603) 598622

Would you like the opportunity to work with professional dancers?

Take part in a three day residency with the Richard Alston Dance Company in partnership with the Norwich Theatre Royal

Monday 13th-Wednesday 15th February 2017

Click Here to download a booking form