After a six year absence from the UK touring circuit, The Cholmondeleys is on the road with Lea Anderson’s critically acclaimed music-hall-inspired Ladies and Gentlemen, a witty and absorbing visual spectacle in which choreography, music (Steve Blake) and design (Tim Spooner) conjure the all but forgotten stage show of six has-been performers. Besieged by ever shifting, inscrutable and enigmatic props, Man, Woman, the Twins, Pet and the Other One present misremembered routines and hazily recollected punch-lines in a complex and tightly knit choreography of objects accompanied by sound and music they perform themselves. The result is an eccentric, surreal and often hilarious theatrical experience where regret and failure meet.

“a delightfully surreal theatrical gemGuardian

“the whole experience is both intriguing and uplifting from beginning to end.” Dance Tabs

“Lea Anderson is a one-off, in a league of her own … Take your inner child with you and you’ll love it.” Theatre Guide

23 & 24 September        Festival of Thrift Kirkleatham, Redcar (Free outdoor performances)
28-30 September           Chapter Cardiff
9 October                       Mumford Theatre Cambridge
11 October                     Jersey Opera House
18 October                     Theatre Royal Winchester
19 October                     Bath Spa Live
21 October                     De Montford University Leicester
23 October                     Exeter Phoenix
27 October                     Greenwich Dance