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    Carmen La Cubana tickets

    A sensational new musical cha-cha-cha’s its way into Sadler’s Wells for a limited season, bringing the vibrant, authenticity of Cuban style. Creating a heady combination of opera, salsa, mambo, rumba and other musical favourites such as Habanera, Carmen La Cubana is the sizzling production that transports audiences to the crazy Caribbean islands.

    Originally premiering in Paris in 2016, Carmen La Cubana comes to London for the first time, featuring Bizet’s classic score accompanied by energetic, pulsating choreography. Inspired by Oscar Hammerstein II’s smash-hit Broadway show Carmen Jones, the musical takes place against the backdrop of the dawn of the 1958 Revolution in Cuba.

    A gripping love story, the action develops from the gates of a rural cigar factory to the bustling bars and clubs of central Santiago and Havana. Featuring a 12-strong band and stunning cast of over 26 talented performers, the audience sees how Carmen’s own fight for independence is found in the spirit of the Cuban Revolution.

    Directed by prolific West End director Christopher Renshaw (The King and I, Zorro, We Will Rock You), Carmen La Cubana features orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Alex Lacamoire (Hamilton), choreography by Roclan Gonzalez Chavez and design by Tom Piper.

    Earning rave reviews from audiences and critics alike, this electrifying production fuses together the sizzling Cuban heat with a satisfying contemporary twist. Carmen La Cubana plays at Sadler’s Wells from 1 August to 19 August 2018.

    Performance dates: 18 Aug 2018 - 19 Aug 2018

    Running time: 2 hrs 25 mins (including one 20 min interval)

    Special notice: Fans of dance shows will adore this production, which brings to life the sizzling streets of Cuba, whilst fans of new musicals will love the score, which features new orchestrations from Hamilton’s Alex Lacamoire.

    Best Seats

    SeatPlan Recommends: Sit in the centre Stalls or front of the First Circle for the best overall views of the stage. Bargains can be found toward the rear of the Stalls and in the Second Circle, but for large-scale productions the stage can seem distant from here.

    Latest audience reviews

    Was worried about this as it was in Spanish but very much enjoyed it. There were subtitles on screens... More

    markspears 20 Aug 2018

    Was worried about this as it was in Spanish but very much enjoyed it. There were subtitles on screens around the theatre if you got a bit lost to what was happening, enjoyed the dancing and followed the story well. Good show.

    markspears 20 Aug 2018

    Great show, amazing singing and dancing. Subtitles were supplied around the theatre but reading them... More

    Jerseygirl4 21 Aug 2018

    Great show, amazing singing and dancing. Subtitles were supplied around the theatre but reading them you miss the action but it's easy to follow. I knew the story having seen the film on TV recently but it was sensual and seductive. An enjoyable afternoon.

    Jerseygirl4 21 Aug 2018
    odettehardcastle 15 Aug 2018
    bethanyevans 13 Aug 2018

    Enjoyable performances, great dances and singing but the script/story line was a little underwhelming... More

    jairyy1 18 Aug 2018

    Enjoyable performances, great dances and singing but the script/story line was a little underwhelming and awkward to follow due to looking away from performers to read subtitles awkwardly positioned.

    jairyy1 18 Aug 2018

    Great show!

    alekst 10 Aug 2018
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