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Some Like It Hip Hop - Sadler's Wells

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Wilder Than Wilder

I love Billy Wilder's Some Like it Hot (1959). It is a farcical cross-dressing romantic comedy with gangsters, musicians, and elements of slapstick. Add some song and dance routines and you've got the perfect musical.

You say what now? It may have taken over fifty years, but Some Like it Hot has now made it to the stage. Or should I say Some Like it Hip Hop?

So is a parody of a comedy twice as funny? The critics seem to think so. Taking their love of hip-hop to a new level, The ZooNation Dance Company produced a ' street dance phenomenon' that sent critics raving when it premiered at the Peacock Theatre in 2011. The Times said it was 'Zany and zippy, hilarious and heartwarming' , while The Daily Telegraph promised it would that send you 'out into the night smiling and dancing'.

If that is the kind of night you want to have, then you can book tickets to see the show at the Sadler's Wells Theatre for 12-38, until the 30th June. And if you really want to go 'out into the night smiling and dancing, then you should buy tickets for either a Thursday or Friday evening, because after the show, the theatre will be offering free street dance classes for the audience.
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When: Until 30th June
Phone: 0844 412 4322
Where: Sadler's Wells
Cost: 12-38
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