Ladies and Gentlemen

Lea Anderson’s beguiling and jocular soirée of magic, music and dance returns in 2017

Mingling fading music hall memories with a sprinkle of surrealism and distinctive choreography and design, ‘Ladies and Gentlemen’ sees multi award winning artist Lea Anderson return to the UK touring circuit after a six year absence.

Inspired by Music Hall, Ladies and Gentlemen is a witty and absorbing visual spectacle in which choreography (Lea Anderson), music (Steve Blake) and design (Tim Spooner) conjure the all but forgotten stage show of six has-been performers.

Besieged by ever shifting, inscrutable and enigmatic props, Man, Woman, the Twins, Pet and the Other One present misremembered routines and hazily recollected punch-lines in a complex and tightly knit choreography of objects accompanied by sound and music they perform themselves. The result is an eccentric, surreal and often hilarious theatrical experience where regret and failure meet.

Direction, Choreography: Lea Anderson

Co-direction, Music, Words: Steve Blake

Design of the objects: Tim Spooner

Original Lighting Design: Simon Corder

Tour Production: Frazer Riches