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Norwich Theatre & Valid Productions present

Carlos Acosta
On Before

Carlos Acosta, the world's favourite dancer returns to Southampton in a unique new production of On Before.

Having been called “exquisite”, this delightful full-length show embodies Carlos' astonishing dance vision.

On Before tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, set to a diverse musical repertoire.

On Before features collaborations with major UK and international dance makers, Russell Maliphant, Kim Brandstrup, Will Tuckett, Raul Reinoso, Yury Yanowsky, Miguel Altunaga as well as Carlos’ own choreography.

The repertoire ranges from Handel to Cuban contemporary composer Omar Puente and culminates in a moving finale featuring a choir performing Morten Lauridsen's O Magnum Mysterium.

Originally conceived in 2010, Carlos is revisiting this extraordinary show and returning to dance it again for a short regional tour as theatres across the UK re-open their doors again. For 2021 Carlos Acosta will dance alongside Laura Rodriguez, an original member of his own company, Acosta Danza, which he founded in Cuba in 2015.

Sophisticated beautifully thought-out work” The Observer
A journey worth following” The Daily Telegraph
Dance with beauty and style.” The Guardian


See It Safely

The stalls are fully open and there is socially distanced seating in the circle. For full FAQs on what to expect when coming the the theatre please click here

Running Time

Approximately 1 hour 40 mins including interval

Age Advice:

Recommended age 12+


Contains flame (candles) this may cause smoke & haze effects.

Standard Pricing
Tue & Wed 7.30pm £25.00 - £45.00
Access Member Discount [What's This?] £5 off.
Executive Members £6.00 off  top two prices at both performances
Under 26s £5.00 off each ticket

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