April 22, 2015 | D&LWatch the world of basketball be brought to life with a whole new meaning, as The Spalding Suite makes its debut on a UK tour!
The Spalding Suite is a physical theatre show exploring UK basketball culture. By combining original poetry with contemporary movement and a whole new outlook from the British perspective of the game (known worldwide), writer Inua Ellams and director Benji Reid want you to join them in discovering the elegance and beauty of the sport, by adding a few other elements into the mix.
So what can you expect from the show? Well, throughout the show there will be a great blend of performing arts for you to enjoy, including original poetry – performed by spoken word artist, Inua – original R&B and jazz composition, live beat boxing – by UK champion MC Zani – and brand new choreo, all by Benji!
The show will open its doors to Manchester (Contact Theatre) on April 23rd and will then head straight to London (Southbank Centre) for shows running from April 29th to May 2nd. Their UK tour will soon follow with dates to be confirmed very soon.
Give credit where credit is due to all those involved in this theatre production, as this fusion of sport and arts certainly hasn’t been done to this great length before. Will you be there to witness this performance come to life?
Tickets are available now.
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