Dein Perry's Tap Dogs Tickets

Peacock Theatre Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
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Book by 9 Nov 2018.
Important Info
Dein Perry's Tap Dogs Child Policy

Under 5s are not admitted to this event.
Performance Timings
Monday - -
Tuesday - 19:30
Wednesday - 19:30
Thursday - 19:30
Friday - 19:30
Saturday 14:30 19:30
Sunday 14:00 18:00
Show Info

Book Dein Perry's Tap Dogs Tickets

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs returns to the London stage with its trademark blend of live music and tap dance. Combining high voltage, rugged, raw talent Tap Dogs has taken the world by storm.

"Positively electrifying" THE NEW YORK OBSERVER

The winner of over 11 international awards including an Olivier Award, an Obie Award (New York) and a Pegasus Award (Spoleto Festival in Italy). The global smash hit has appeared in over 330 cities on six continents and has been seen live by over 12 million people. A worldwide television audience of over 3.4 billion saw 1,000 Tap Dogs performing in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics.

"Part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site!" BBC UK, 2000 Olympics


A Success Story – The History Of Tap Dogs

Tap Dogs is set on a construction site in the steel work’s town of Newcastle, just north of Sydney, Australia. There are 8 members of the TAP DOGS team: 6 dancers and 2 musicians, who combine their skills to create one incredible live theatrical performance. Performing against all challenges – whether in water, upside-down or jumping through scaffolding, the TAP DOGS move to the groove of their own beat as the team work together to bring the steel-works alive!

Now, 18 years since its conception, TAP DOGS is still taking the world by storm. Part theatre, part rock concert, part construction site, TAP DOGS continues to draw audiences with its unique theatrical performance, one that combines the strength and power of workmen with the precision and talent of tap dancing.

Australian DEIN PERRY, creator and choreographer of TAP DOGS, has come a long way from the garage behind his dance teacher’s house in Newcastle, a steel town north of Sydney where, as young boys, he and the “Dogs” learned how to tap. At the age of seventeen, with no opportunities in sight for a dancing career, he earned his union papers as an industrial machinist before moving to Sydney where he tried to break into show business. Small chorus parts in Broadway-style musicals led to Dein’s big break when he was cast in the long-running Sydney production of 42nd Street.

When it closed, Dein decided to create a contemporary show around the themes of his industrial experience with his Newcastle tap-dancing mates.

With a small government grant, Dein contacted his old friends, who had also taken up various ‘real’ jobs by this time, and formed ‘Tap Brothers’, a very early incarnation of TAP DOGS. From this, Dein was offered the chance to choreograph the West End musical Hot Shoe Shuffle, which brought the group to London and earned Dein his first Olivier Award in 1995. A subsequent offer from the Sydney Theatre Company led to the collaboration with eclectic designer and director NIGEL TRIFFITT, which resulted in the creation of TAP DOGS.

TAP DOGS was the instant hit of the Sydney Theatre Festival where it had its world première in January 1995 and where Back Row’s founders Peter Holmes à Court and Liz Koops first witnessed the magic of Dein Perry’s revolutionary show. The success was infectious.

After sell-out seasons at home, the Dogs were catapulted to international acclaim at the Edinburgh Festival and London’s Sadler’s Wells. Since then, the show has toured continuously throughout the world, appearing in over 330 cities on six continents with up to four companies touring at any one time. TAP DOGS has been seen by over 11 million people.

Along the way TAP DOGS has chalked up some memorable milestones: an Olivier Award-winning six-month run on London’s prestigious Shaftesbury Avenue, conquering New York and America, winning over 11 international awards for the show’s creators Dein Perry, Nigel Triffitt and Andrew Wilkie including a Pegasus Award at the Spoleto Festival in Italy and an Obie in New York. A worldwide television audience of 3.4 billion saw a thousand Tap Dog’s performers appear in the Opening Ceremony of the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

The TAP DOGS story has gone on to be immortalised in the movie BOOTMEN, directed by Dein Perry and inspired by his TAP DOGS experiences. The film was released at the end of 2000 and played in cinemas worldwide.

And today – TAP DOGS continues to take the world by storm! The story continues…!


Our Story

TAP DOGS are currently taking the world by storm with their unprecedented tap show that combines the strength and power of workmen with the precision and talent of tap dancing.

The show started in Newcastle, a steel town north of Sydney, Australia. Olivier Award-winning choreographer Dein Perry headed the team with designer/director Nigel Triffitt, and composer Andrew Wilkie and created TAP DOGS; an 80 minute reinvention of tap for the New Milleniu16

Australian Dein Perry, creator and choreographer of TAP DOGS, has come a long way from the garage behind his dance teacher house in Newcastle, a steel town north of Sydney where, as young boy, he learned how to tap. At the age of 16, with no opportunities in sight for a dancing career, he earned his papers as a Fitter and Machinist before moving to Sydney where he tried to break into show business. Small chorus parts in Broadway-style musicals led to Dein’s big break when he was cast in the long running Sydney production of 42nd STREET. When it closed, Dein decided to create a contemporary show around the themes of his industrial experience with his Newcastle tap dancing mates.

With a small government grant, Dein cast 6 dancers, and formed ‘Tap Brothers’, a very early incarnation of TAP DOGS. From this Dein was offered the chance to co-choreograph the hit West End Musical, HOT SHOE SHUFFLE which brought the group to London and earned Dein his first Olivier Award in 1995. A subsequent offer from the Sydney Theatre Company led to the collaboration with eclectic designer and director NIGEL TRIFFITT, which resulted in the creation of TAP DOGS.

TAP DOGS was the instant hit of the Sydney Theatre Festival where it had its world premiere in January 1995 – it caused an equal sensation at the Edinburgh Festival later that year. TAP DOGS went on to play to packed houses at Sadler’s Wells in London; return tours of Australia; a West End engagement, for which Dein won a second consecutive Olivier Award in 1996 for his choreography; and an off Broadway, New York season in 1997. So far the company have won 17 International Awards including a Pegasus Award at the Spoleto Festival in Italy and an Obie in New York.

The Australian dance sensation returned home in 2000 to take part in the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games. 1300 TAP DOGS from companies around the world performed to an audience of 3.4 billion viewers as the event was televised across the world.

The TAP DOGS story has gone on to immortalized in the movie BOOTMEN, directed by Dein Perry and inspired by his TAP DOGS experiences. The stage show continues to wow audiences all over the world now touring for 23 years.

TAP DOGS is an 80 minute show performed without an intermission.


Dein Perry's Tap Dogs Child Policy

Under 5s are not admitted to this event.

Important information

Running time
1 hr 20 mins (no interval)
Booking Until
Sat, 10 November 2018
Cast

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs Cast

ANTHONY J RUSSO
FOREMAN

NATHANIEL HANCOCK
2ic

RICHIE MILLER
ENFORCER

CHAISE ROSSIELLO
FUNKY

JUSTIN MYLES
RAT

REID PERRY
KID

SAM MARKS
ROVER

NATHAN BEECH
SPOT

NORIKO TERADA
MUSICIAN

CATARINA PERCINIO
Musician


Creative Team 

DEIN PERRY
CREATOR, DIRECTOR & CHOREOGRAPHER

NIGEL TRIFFITT (R.I.P. 19.8.1949 - 20.7.2012)
Original Director & Designer

ANDREW WILKIE
Composer

GAVIN NORRIS
Lighting Designer

ANDY JACKSON
Sound Designer

JAMES DOUBTFIRE
Associate Director

CRAIG WILKINSON
Video Designer


LAURENCE MADDY
Music Production, Engineering & Additional Orchestration

JOE GIUSEPPE ACCARIA
Musical Director

DARRYL LEWIS
Original Sound Designer
Reviews

Dein Perry's Tap Dogs Critics & Reviews

"Tap" suggests a light touch. That's exactly what Tap Dogs lacks. Dein Perry's heavy-footed hit, originally made in Australia in 1995, returns to the UK with a new generation of dancers, led by Adam Garcia. Seven men in scruffy clothes and big boots clunk around a construction-site set, or up ramps and ropes that they build as they go along. When they start tapping, it's not so much to dance as to make lots of noise, show off, have a laugh, or outdo each other, and every overamplified rat-a-tat routine is accompanied by joshing shoves and kicks, yelps of "oi!" and "yeaaargh". We really don't need the piss-on-boots sight gag to understand the hysterically overstated message: these are not dancers, they are workmen, regular blokes, real guys.

Once that's been drummed home, the performers lighten up and dance a little more, thankfully. It's mostly stompy stuff, but there are moments of mugging humour in Donovan Helma's disco send-ups and Jesse Rasmussen's little-boy clowning. Better are the occasional flairs of physical wit: a neat basketball-passing routine; a backlit lineup like a stop-motion photo sequence. Better still is a duet for Richie Miller and Garcia, which actually shows some lightness of touch. Miller is a nifty mover, but it's Garcia who stands out here, as elsewhere, because you sense him getting into the rhythm and flow of the dancing.

As a production, Tap Dogs is slick and effective, with its jungle-gym set and rock-gig ambience. But its attitude is summed up in a scene where the dancers splosh around in a trough, spraying the audience with water. You can take that as just boisterous horseplay, but with its undercurrents of taunting and aggression, it doesn't make for an entirely comfortable experience.


By : Sanjoy Roy

Ref Linkk : The Guardian



Dein Perry's Tap Dogs returns to the London stage with its trademark blend of live music and tap dance. Combining high voltage, rugged, raw talent Tap Dogs has taken the world by storm.

"Positively electrifying"
THE NEW YORK OBSERVER

The winner of over 15 international awards including an Olivier Award, an Obie Award (New York) and a Pegasus Award (Spoleto Festival in Italy). The global smash hit has appeared in over 330 cities on six continents and has been seen live by over 12 million people. A worldwide television audience of over 3.4 billion saw 1,000 Tap Dogs performing in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics.

"Part theatre, part dance, part rock concert and part construction site!"
BBC UK, 2000 Olympics


Ref Linkk : Sadlerswells
Venue Info

Peacock Theatre

Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT

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Peacock Theatre

Address: Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
Capacity: 1000

The Peacock theatre is housed in the basement level of an office building, built in 1960.

Full Access Information

When you enter through the main doors, there are 5 hand railed steps up to the foyer level and a wheelchair platform lift to the right side if required. The right hand side main door is automatic and can be opened by pressing a large rectangular button on the right wall outside. If you do not wish to gain access by the steps or lift there is also a ramp entrance from Kingsway. Please speak to a member of staff if you wish to use this entrance.

In the foyer area, the Ticket Office is directly in front of you, and you can collect your tickets from there. The ticket desk has an induction loop system.

Headsets for audio described performances can be requested by speaking to a member of staff at the Ticket Office. There is a large print season brochure provided upon request and a large print programme if notice is given when booking your ticket.

There are three levels - Circle, Foyer and Stalls. There is an accessible toilet in the Foyer area and at Stalls level. A Radar key is required to gain access to the toilets and can be requested from a member of Front of House staff.

There are stairs leading to all levels and a lift to all floors, specifically available to those that cannot access the stairs. The lift is situated to the right of the main foyer. Please speak to a member of staff is you wish to use this facility. There is also a ramp leading to the back of the Circle seating area from the left side of the main foyer.

From the Stall bar area there are six steps leading up to the back of the auditorium. There is also a shuttle lift for those who cannot use the stairs. Please note this lift is not designed to be used by mobility scooters.

There are two bars selling refreshments. These are on the Stalls and Circle levels.

There is a cloakroom in the Circle bar with a low counter.


The Auditorium and Where To Sit

To the right of the Ticket Office, stairs and a lift lead down to the Circle bar and then the Stalls bar. The auditorium is accessed through the bars. This will take you into the back of the auditorium.

The auditorium seats approximately 800 people. The seating is raked, and two aisles - one either side of the auditorium - descend in shallow steps towards the stage. There is a handrail on the outside of each aisle, and the number of each row is lit on each step. There are also two aisles which divide both the stalls and circle in to three sections.

For wheelchair users, there are seven spaces at the back of the Circle. Wheelchair access is through the Ticket Office. A member of staff will escort you to your space. There are another two spaces at the back of the Stalls, which can be accessed by using the main foyer lift and the shuttle lift from the Stalls bar area.

The auditorium uses an infra red induction system.


Facilities At Peacock Theatre 

Seat plan: Peacock Theatre Seat Plan
Facilities: Air conditioned
Bar
Infrared hearing loop
Toilets
Wheelchair accessible


Bars:
2 licensed bars. Drinks brought to disabled customers in plastic cups. 22 steps down to Dress Circle bar from foyer – moveable chairs and tables. 44 steps to Stalls bar

Limited mobility: Seats J1–17 and J23–29, B1–4 and B20–23, C22, D7, D23, E8 and E24 all have good leg room.

Access description: Main entrance is on Portugal Street. 4 steps to foyer through double doors opening outwards. Box Office straight ahead. 22 steps down then 7 up to Dress Circle (2 steps between rows). 44 steps to Stalls. Steps have handrails and highlights

Sound Amplification: Infra-red system

Guide Dogs: Guide dogs allowed inside auditorium and staff available to dog-sit if needed

Disabled Access: No steps through the Admin. doorway on Kingsway – ask an usher to take you round. A portable ramp will be placed over 3 steps inside the entrance. Auditorium entrance along corridor and to left. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at back of Dress Circle. Companions can sit in same row. Transfer seating available to aisle seats. Wheelchairs stored in AV room


Nearest tube: Holborn
Tube lines: Central, Piccadilly
Location: West End
Railway station: King's Cross St Pancras
Bus numbers: (Aldwych) 1, 6, 11, 13, 23, 59, 68, 87, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 188, 243, RV1, X68
Night bus numbers: (Aldwych) 6, 23, 139, 188, 243, N1, N11, N13, N26, N47, N68, N87, N89, N91, N155, N171, N343, N551
Car park: Drury Lane, Parker Street (8mins)
Within congestion zone?: Yes
Directions from tube: (5mins) Turn left on Kingsway and carry on 200 metres until Claire Market, where the theatre is on your left.
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