Reviews Round Up: Political Mother @ Sadler's Wells

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Reviews Round Up: Political Mother @ Sadler's Wells

Not content with his critically acclaimed first version of Political Mother Hofesh Shechter is back at Sadler’s Wells with 'The Choreographers Cut'.

This time he’s gone for mass appeal. With 24 musicians thrashing out like it’s a rock concert, 16 dancers and tickets for £10 it’s probably the best value show you’ll get all year. As the title indicates this isn’t a laid back or frilly piece. It’s an audio slap in the face and a bucket load of social comment to boot. But don’t take our word for it, have a look what the pros have had to say.

Sarah Frater attributes it 5 stars in today’s Evening Standard saying ‘Gloss it is not. The 75-minute show has squatter styling and the shadows of night combat’

Mark Monaghan's even more impressed than last time in The Telegraph saying it's 'mind-blowing... stupendous... as tight a knitting of dance, music and spectacle as a British theatre can ever have seen'.

In The Guardian, Sanjoy Roy suggests it 'feels like a live set from a concept album, its scenes linked more by style than story'. He has minor criticism but is amazed by its power, 'tense and thrilling'.

Need more convincing?

Judith Flanders at the Arts Desk say’s 'It's folkdance on acid, febrile, stuttering, shimmering, as though electricity is coursing through these bodies'

If the critics don’t have you clicking onto Sadler’s Wells website to snap up those last few tickets lets have a look at what the Tweeters have to say:

@zozojanks Hofesh Shechter's Political Mother @sadlers_wells was the most stunning audio-visual performance I've ever seen. #massivelumpinthroat

@corranbrownlee Hofesh Shechter’s Political Mother @Sadlers_Wells. I've never been that blown away by a dance performance. GO SEE!!!

@timcwood Rockin in the mosh pit at #Hofesh Shechter tonight (others were doing the rockin. I was watching them from the posh seats)

@JohannaTC Still trying to come down from the ceiling after Hofesh Shechter at Sadler's Wells. Dazzling, deeply disturbing and very, very loud.

Judge for yourselves. But you'd better be quick...

Political Mother is at Sadler’s Wells until Saturday 16 July, tickets £10 – £27 (£10 standing)

Last Updated 14 July 2011