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An evening with the stars of Midnight Express at Freed of London

Posted on March 20, 2013

Freed of London are presenting an evening with the stars of Peter Schaufuss’ Midnight Express. Taking place on Wednesday, April 3, Freed of London will be holding the exclusive event at their flagship store in St Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden.

 

The night, which starts at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm), will see Peter Schaufuss, Sergei Polunin and Igor Zelensky host a Question and Answer session on Schaufuss’ latest production, Midnight Express (which opens on April 9 with a limited run at the London Coliseum). Tickets for the event are priced at £8, with all proceeds going towards the Dance Teachers’ Benevolent Fund and Dancers for Cancer charities. On the night, the three guests will be signing Midnight Express posters, priced at £10, with proceeds also going to the elected charities. A raffle will be held and refreshments provided on the night. Limited tickets are available, so early booking is advisable. For further information, please call 020 7240 0432 or email shop@freed.co.uk.

Midnight Express is a dance version of the book by Billy Hayes that later became an Academy Award-winning film directed by Alan Parker and starring Brad Davis. Click here for more details about the production. The picture gallery by Eric Richmond shows Sergei Polunin, Igor Zelensky and Wayne Eagling in a photographic studio session for Midnight Express.

Jonathan Gray is editor of Dancing Times. He studied at The Royal Ballet School, Leicester Polytechnic, and Wimbledon School of Art where he graduated with a BA Hons in Theatre Design. For 16 years he was a member of the curatorial department of the Theatre Museum, London, assisting on a number of dance-related exhibitions, and helping with the recreation of original designs for a number of The Royal Ballet’s productions including Danses concertantes, Daphnis and Chloë, and The Sleeping Beauty. He has also contributed to the Financial Times, written programme articles for The Royal Ballet and Birmingham Royal Ballet, and is co-author of the book Unleashing Britain: Theatre gets real 1955-64, published in 2005.

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