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Following the pivotal impact of Giselle, performed in Bristol in 2016, choreographer Akram Khan and English National Ballet return to the Hippodrome with the highly-anticipated Creature, the story of an outsider and his search for belonging.

Inspired by Georg Büchner’s expressionist classic Woyzeck, with shadows of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Creature is an unearthly tale of exploitation and human frontiers drawing on themes of abandonment, isolation and the fragility of the mind.

“The outcast, the stranger, have been a common theme in my work”, says Khan. “In Creature, I am looking further into the areas related to the sense of abandonment, rage and loss.”

Khan is joined by a brilliant creative team of Academy Award-winning designer Tim Yip, lighting designer Michael Hulls and dramaturg Ruth Little. Composer and sound designer Vincenzo Lamagna writes the score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic.

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