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Time: 16:21 23 May 2011

Boing! bounces back at Sadler's Wells theatre

14th December 2011

Couples looking to take in a show while on romantic London getaways over the Christmas season may want to catch a performance of Boing! at the Sadler's Wells theatres - the city's famed dance house.

Making its debut yesterday (December 13th), the show will continue on till December 31st and combines comedy, acrobatics and breakdancing to tell the tale of two brothers too excited to sleep on Christmas Eve.

Ideal for those staying in luxury accommodation in London, the show is performed by critically acclaimed group Travelling Light at the Bristol Old Vic.

Directed by theatre veteran Sally Cookson, choreography has been planned by Champloo Dance Company founders Wilkie Branson and Joel Daniel.

The theatre promises to "thrill" audiences with "a show that combines comedy, acrobatics and dazzling breakdance as, too excited to sleep, Joel and Wilkie transform their bed into a trampoline."

Last year's performance at the theatre was praised by critics at The Guardian, which awarded Boing! four stars.

Despite it being a Christmas-themed show, the paper said the production deserves a longer life into the New Year.

"This is rumbustious, exhilarating dance theatre, enrapturing for children and adults alike," commented critic Maddy Costa.

"It moves at a cracking pace, always staying one step ahead of the audience's imagination in its movement from slapstick to breakdance, via clowning, acrobatics and an exquisite pastiche of action comics."

The London theatre group has a variety of festive shows on hand for audience members to enjoy during stays in the capital.

Until January 22nd, people also can catch a performance of Matthew Bourne's Nutcracher, to celebrate its 20th anniversary.

Raymond Brigg's classic Christmas tale, The Snowman, will take to the stage each night until January 8th and features Howard Blake's popular Walking In The Air performed by a live orchestra.

Those hoping to snap up tickets have been advised that availability is best on December 16th, 23rd, 28th and 30th.


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