After the success of Political Mother at the Festival in 2015, we are delighted to welcome back internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter with his latest work, Grand Finale, a spectacularly bold and ambitious new piece featuring ten dancers and six musicians.
Grand Finale is at once comic, bleak and beautiful, evoking a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. Filtering this irrepressible spirit, Shechter creates a vision of a world in freefall: part gig, part dance, part theatre and wholly original.
★★★★ ‘heart-stopping…Hofesh Shechter’s [Grand Finale] has arrived with a bang’ Financial Times – click here to read the full review
★★★★★ ‘A mature and magnificent work … sulphurous, visceral and surprisingly tender’ The Stage – click here to read the full review
★★★★ ‘a wild waltz for the end of time … [Grand Finale] ranks among Shechter’s most sophisticated creations’ The Guardian – click here to read the full review
Age guidance: 13+
Content warning: Contains smoke effects, loud music and flashing lights
Duration: c. 1 hour 45 minutes (including interval)
Cast and Creatives
Chien-Ming Chang, Frédéric Despierre, Rachel Fallon, Mickael Frappat, Yeji Kim, Kim Kohlmann, Erion Kruja, Merel Lammers, Attila Ronai, Diogo Sousa, Bruno Guillore
James Adams, Chris Allan, Rebekah Allan, Mehdi Ganjvar, Sabio Janiak, Desmond Neysmith
Concessions: D/deaf or disabled, Full-time students, Go 4Less cardholders, Jobseekers, Over 60s, Under 18s 10% off tickets within certain price bands
Under 26: £7.50
Group rate: Book nine tickets and get the tenth ticket free
Essential companions: Any audience member requiring an essential carer/companion can get one free ticket. Relevant discounts or concessions still apply to the paid ticket.
Grand Finale is produced by Hofesh Shechter Company and commissioned by Georgia Rosengarten.
Grand Finale Commissioning Partners are Sadler’s Wells, Théâtre de la Ville-Paris / La Villette-Paris and Brighton Dome and Festival. Co-commissioned by Colours International Dance Festival Stuttgart, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Romaeuropa Festival, Theatre Royal Plymouth and Marche Teatro / Inteatro Festival together with Danse Danse Montréal, HELLERAU-European Center for the Arts Dresden, Dansens Hus Oslo, Athens and Epidaurus Festival, HOME Manchester and Scène Nationale d’Albi.
Grand Finale is generously supported by the International Music and Arts Foundation.
Image credits: Masthead image © Rahi Rezvani