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Norwich Theatre & Valid Productions present

Carlos Acosta
On Before

Starring Carlos Acosta

Carlos Acosta is the world's favourite dancer and On Before, which sees him dance a full-length show again, is a homage to his late mother and the most personal work he has ever created.

On Before embodies Carlos' astonishing dance vision and 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.In a framework created by Carlos, On Before tells the story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, set to a diverse musical repertoire ranging from Handel to Cuban contemporary composer Omar Puente and culminating in a moving finale featuring a live 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

In line with current government guidance, safe measures will be in place including enhanced cleaning, e-tickets, and socially distanced spaces in between group bubbles in the auditorium. Bookers will be sent a pre-visit email which will detail all our measures.

If the government guidance changes in line with the roadmap nearer the time of the performance, we will remove the limit on socially distanced seating and open up all seats for sale. If this happens, we will email all customers who have booked tickets.

Running Time

1 hour 40 mins including interval

Age Advice:

Recommended age 12+

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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