Getting Dressed (4+yrs)

Company: Second Hand Dance
Director: and Choreographer Rosie Heafford
Cast: Keir Patrick, Darragh Butterworth & Ellen Slatkin
Running Time: Sunday 30 April, 4pm and Monday 1 May, 11am - 40mins and 15 mins stay and play

About this event

Dive into a dancing world of colour and clothes

Commissioned by Gulbenkaian University of Kent

Their first London performance at Sadler's Wells, Lilian Baylist Studio has had great reviews.

If you loved last year's quirky dance show for young children Grass, then you will love the playful energetic and imaginative production of Getting Dressed.

Have you ever put your coat on the wrong-way? Or couldn’t find the right arm holes in your trousers? Or had a day where you just didn’t want to wear clothes?

Dive into a world of colour, texture and movement with Second Hand Dance. This new show invites us all to be as creative as we can with the clothes we wear, finding our own favourites and tempting us to try getting dressed just a little bit differently.

Climb a mountain of clothes, plunge into piles of pants or swing in swathes of skirts. Whether they’re big or small, scratchy or soft, ordinary or extraordinary – one thing is for sure – clothes and getting dressed will never be the same again.

Second Hand Dance collaborates with dancers, artists and the public to make thought provoking, joyful and highly visual dance performances for all ages.

Co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells and Pavilion Dance South West and made in association with Nottingham Lakeside Arts, DanceEast, Southbank Centre, South East Dance, The Point and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Second Hand Dance is a Playtime Artist with Pavilion Dance South West and Company in Residence at South East Dance.


Sun 30 April, 3-4pm and 5-5.30pm

Mon 1 May, 10-11am and 12-12.30pm

Theatre Foyer – FREE Drop-in

Here's a chance for you to be really creative and dress-up a clothes dummy. We will provide you with a large tub filled with colourful clothes consisting of skirts, trousers, T-shirts and jumpers and all you have to do is dresss the dummy in any which way you can.


Babies under 1 go free but MUST have a babe in arms ticket booked. All 1 year and overs require a purchased ticket.

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