Fela! Opens at the Circle Cinema Thursday, January 13 at 6:00.
‘I’ve never seen a show quite like it at the National. It’s a great story and one told with enormous verve in Bill T Jones’s kaleidoscopic production.’ The Guardian
‘It feels like a bold new direction for musical theatre’ Evening Standard
‘Fantastic. A fitting tribute to a man who made heads spin the world over.’ Metro
‘A frenetic mix of concert, dance party and crash course in the career of the eponymous maverick.’ The Independent
Broadcast live on 13 January 2011 a provocative and wholly unique hybrid of dance, theatre and music, FELA! explores the world of Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo-Kuti.
Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Choreography (Bill T. Jones)
Using his pioneering music (a blend of jazz, funk and African rhythm and harmonies), FELA! reveals Kuti’s controversial life as an artist and political activist.
Featuring many of Fela Kuti’s most captivating songs and Bill T. Jones’ visionary staging, FELA! – an original new creation – comes via Broadway to London and the National Theatre and cinemas worldwide.
Watch videos and view images of the original Broadway show on the National’s Fela London website.
Produced in association with Shawn ‘Jay-Z’ Carter, Will & Jada Pinkett Smith, Ruth & Stephen Hendel, Roy Gabay, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Edward Tyler Nahem, Slava Smolokowski, Chip Meyrelles/Ken Greiner, Douglas G. Smith, Steve Semlitz/Cathy Glazer, Daryl Roth/True Love Productions, Susan Dietz/Mort Swinsky, Knitting Factory Entertainment and with Ahmir ‘Questlove’ Thompson.