Carmen La Cubana at Sadler's Wells tickets
Carmen La Cubana at Sadler's Wells tickets

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About the show

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.

Recommended for

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.

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hrs 25 mins (including one 20 min interval)
Opened: 01 Aug 2018
Booking from: 18 Aug 2018
Booking until: 19 Aug 2018

Location and map

Sadler's Wells
Rosebery Ave
London, EC1R 4TN

7 Reviews Add review

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... More

markspears 5"07, 61 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Great show, amazing singing and dancing. Subtitles were supplied around the theatre but reading them you miss the action but it's easy... More

Jerseygirl4 5"3, 62 reviews, 1 helpful vote

odettehardcastle 170cm, 3 reviews, 0 helpful votes

bethanyevans 5” 11, 54 reviews, 0 helpful votes

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

jairyy1 1 review, 1 helpful vote

Great show!

alekst 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved the show and stage setting.

dianebaker 1 review, 0 helpful votes