Fela! to transfer to Sadler’s Wells
Bill T. Jones’ musical Fela! is to transfer to Sadler’s Wells this summer.
The show, which celebrates the life and music of Afrobeat star Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, is due to close at the National Theatre on January 23. It will now run at Sadler’s Wells for a six-week run from July 20 to August 28.
Alistair Spalding, Sadler’s Wells’ artistic director, said: “Fela! has been a huge success both on Broadway and at the National Theatre and I’m thrilled we are now able to bring it to Sadler’s Wells. I have keenly followed the development of the show from its earliest days and it is wonderful to be working once again with Bill T Jones and in partnership with the National.”
Directed and choreographed by Bill T. Jones, Fela! features lighting by Robert Wierzel and sound design by Robert Kaplowitz.
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