Time is of the Essence: Flawless and English National Ballet summer 2012 collaboration on sale now
Some couplings are an obvious marriage made in heaven - lemon and lime, Ant and Dec, egg and chips. Others are a pleasant surprise, such as rum and raisin or Philadelphia cheese on ginger biscuits (try it).
The pairing of a street dance troupe that were finalists in the 2009 series of Britain's Got Talent (Simon Cowell described them, with typical understatement, as "one of the best things I have ever seen in my life!") with one of England's most respected and lauded ballet companies may seem an incongruous combination. Yet, when Flawless and the English National Ballet first collaborated at the Peace One Day concert at The O2 in September 2011, the chemistry was undeniable.
Flirtation over, the two companies are teaming up for a UK tour of a joint production called 'Time is of the Essence', which will feature the ten Flawless dancers and ten ballerinas from the ENB. The show has been created by Flawless artistic director and lead choreographer Marlon 'Swoosh' Wallen and Jenna Lee, soloist and choreographer at the ENB.
'Time is of the Essence' will combine the acrobatics and gymnastic dynamism of one of the UK's top street dance crews with the grace, poise and pure athleticism of the English National Ballet to deliver a unique contemporary dance experience with broad appeal.
The production opens at the Hammersmith Apollo on Friday 1st June, a week later moving on to Nottingham, Wimbledon, Woking, Aylesbury and more, before the final shows in Manchester from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July. Note that there are also matinée performances in each location.
We have tickets for selected dates available now, priced from £10 to £36 for the best seats, depending on venue.
- Sat 1st Sep 2018 FlawlessOctagon Theatre (Yeovil)Buy Tickets
- Sun 2nd Sep 2018 FlawlessWales Millennium Centre/ Donald Gordon Theatre/ Weston Studi... (Cardiff)Buy Tickets
- Mon 3rd Sep 2018 FlawlessThe Hawth (Crawley)Buy Tickets
- Wed 5th Sep 2018 FlawlessLoughborough Town Hall (Loughborough)Buy Tickets
- Thu 6th Sep 2018 FlawlessEden Court Theatre (Inverness)Buy Tickets
- Fri 7th Sep 2018 FlawlessPerth Concert Hall (Perth)Buy Tickets
- Tue 11th Sep 2018 FlawlessThe Wyvern Theatre (Swindon)Buy Tickets
- Fri 14th Sep 2018 FlawlessCheltenham Town Hall (Cheltenham)Buy Tickets
- Sat 15th Sep 2018 FlawlessDarlington Hippodrome (Darlington)Buy Tickets
- Sun 16th Sep 2018 FlawlessThe Bridgewater Hall (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Fri 21st Sep 2018 FlawlessOlympia Theatre (Dublin)Buy Tickets
- Sun 23rd Sep 2018 FlawlessPrincess Alexandra Auditorium (Stockton-on-Tees)Buy Tickets
- Mon 24th Sep 2018 FlawlessThe Orchard Theatre (Dartford)Buy Tickets
- Wed 26th Sep 2018 FlawlessBeck Theatre (Hayes)Buy Tickets
- Thu 27th Sep 2018 FlawlessWinter Gardens (Margate)Buy Tickets
- Fri 28th Sep 2018 FlawlessLyceum Theatre (Crewe)Buy Tickets
- Sat 29th Sep 2018 FlawlessThe Embassy Theatre (Skegness)Buy Tickets
- Sun 30th Sep 2018 FlawlessKings Theatre (Southsea)Buy Tickets
- Tue 2nd Oct 2018 FlawlessTheatre Royal Concert Hall (Nottingham)Buy Tickets
- Wed 3rd Oct 2018 FlawlessCity Hall (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)Buy Tickets
- Thu 4th Oct 2018 FlawlessCity Hall/ Memorial Hall/ Ballroom (Sheffield)Buy Tickets
- Fri 5th Oct 2018 FlawlessThe Sands Centre (Carlisle)Buy Tickets
- Sat 6th Oct 2018 FlawlessAberystwyth Arts Centre (Aberystwyth)Buy Tickets
- Sun 7th Oct 2018 FlawlessDevonshire Park Lawn Tennis Club (Eastbourne)Buy Tickets
- Wed 10th Oct 2018 FlawlessBelgrade Theatre (Coventry)Buy Tickets
- Thu 11th Oct 2018 FlawlessThe Corn Exchange (King's Lynn)Buy Tickets
- Sun 14th Oct 2018 FlawlessChurchill Theatre (Bromley)Buy Tickets
- Thu 18th Oct 2018 FlawlessThe Broadway Theatre (Peterborough)Buy Tickets
- Fri 19th Oct 2018 FlawlessThe Central Theatre (Chatham)Buy Tickets
- Thu 25th Oct 2018 FlawlessColosseum (Watford)Buy Tickets
- Fri 26th Oct 2018 FlawlessPyramid/ Parr Hall (Warrington)Buy Tickets
- Sat 27th Oct 2018 FlawlessFfwrnes (Llanelli)Buy Tickets
- Sun 28th Oct 2018 FlawlessThe White Rock Theatre/ Sussex Hall (Hastings)Buy Tickets
- Wed 31st Oct 2018 FlawlessDe Montfort Hall and Gardens (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Thu 1st Nov 2018 FlawlessAssembly Hall Theatre (Tunbridge Wells)Buy Tickets
- Fri 2nd Nov 2018 FlawlessGrove Theatre (Dunstable)Buy Tickets
- Sat 3rd Nov 2018 FlawlessThe Swan Theatre / High Wycombe Town Hall (High Wycombe)Buy Tickets
- Sun 4th Nov 2018 FlawlessThe Pavilion Theatre (Worthing)Buy Tickets
- Tue 6th Nov 2018 FlawlessTheatre Royal (Norwich)Buy Tickets
- Fri 9th Nov 2018 FlawlessPavilion Theatre (Bournemouth)Buy Tickets
- Sat 10th Nov 2018 FlawlessRegent Theatre (Ipswich)Buy Tickets
- Wed 14th Nov 2018 Flawless: Chase The Dream - The Grand FinaleIndigo at the O2 (Greenwich)Buy Tickets