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Sadler's Wells, London4.77 reviews
Michael Keegan-Dolan's MAM to have UK premiere at London's Sadler's Wells

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Michael Keegan-Dolan/Teac Damsa present the UK premiere of MÁM at Sadler’s Wells Theatre

Award-winning Sadler’s Wells associate artist Michael Keegan-Dolan recently earned himself a flurry of five stars following his reimagining of Swan Lake that saw the Sadler’s Wells stage a blur under white feathers. Following his acclaimed production, Keegan-Dolan along with the Teac Damsa company presents the UK premiere of Mám. The show will begin performances at London’s Sadler’s Wells on 5 February 2020 for what will be just a 3-day engagement. So, be sure to book your Mám tickets whilst availability lasts!

What is Mám?

Mám is a word from the Irish language which means mountain pass. It describes the point at which two sides of a mountain are connected. It was from this word that the inspiration for this show was drawn from. Whilst Mám is a passageway, it is also the middle point of two different sides. The show explores how life’s polarities can often connect from time to time in order to come together and find a solution.

In this production, Mám acts as a meeting place for a soloist and an ensemble, and highlights the contrasts between classical and traditional, and local and universal, whilst simultaneously connecting them. The show brings together the remarkable Irish concertina player Cormac Begley, with the classical and contemporary s t a r g a z e, and 12 brilliant dancers from the Teac Damsa company.

Who is Michael Keegan-Dolan?

Michael is an Irish choreographer and director. He is the founder of Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre of which he was artistic and executive director from 1991 – 2014. His Fabulous Beast productions include Giselle, The Rite of Spring and The Bull all of which were nominated for Olivier Awards. He also won the UK Critic’s Circle Award for Best Modern Choreography (2008) for The Bull. In 2016, he formed Teac Damsa. He is also an associate artist for Sadler’s Wells. His recent works include the critically acclaimed Swan Lake (a Teac Damsa production) which saw him win the Irish Times Theatre Award for Best Production (2017). Keegan-Dolan also has credits in opera choreography which has seen him collaborate with the English National Opera and National Theatre.


Additional Information

Age restriction

Children under 5 will not be admitted.

Running time

To be confirmed.

Performance dates

5 - 7 January 2020

Venue Information

Sadler's WellsRosebery Avenue, Islington, London, EC1R 4TN

Customer Reviews

7 reviews4.7

Wei9th February

Great show! Thank you for the ticket, and what you do with the discounts; it truly makes great art accessible to more people.

Sean8th February

Proud to be Irish, it was amazing

Susan Curnow8th February

I would go and see this production again and again. Extraordinary, exciting, ground breaking.

Mairin Ni Bhroin7th February

Ar fheabhas. Bhaineas ana thaitneamh as. Powerful. Amazing. skillful. Ceol draíochtúil. Probhléid bheith i láthair . Chomhghairdeachas libh go léir.

melissande7th February

An amazing and uplifting evening of music and dance. I would go again.

Anne Senior7th February

Whilst the dancing was great, I found the show overall, had a depressing effect and I was glad when it ended

Rhona Mc Bride6th February

It was unusual & engaging on all levels. I loved it.