On Before Tour 2021

Valid Productions and its co-producing partner Norwich Theatre are delighted to announce that they will re-mount and tour On Before, an intensely personal evening of dance conceived, directed and performed by legendary Cuban dancer, Carlos Acosta CBE, as UK venues re-open in July and August 2021 emerging from the cultural crisis. We are honoured to be working together with Norwich Theatre for their first ever touring production.

The production will open for two nights at Norwich Theatre Royal from Friday 16 July, before touring to The Lowry, Salford (21-22 July), Mayflower Theatre, Southampton (3-4 August) and The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury (6-7 August).

First conceived by Carlos Acosta in 2010, On Before is an homage to Carlos’ late mother and the most personal work he has ever created. It features choreography by world-renowned artists including Russell Maliphant, Kim Banstrup and Will Tuckett, alongside Carlos’ own choreography. The show sees Carlos Acosta perform as both a soloist and alongside Laura Rodriguez, a founding member of his Cuban dance company, Acosta Danza. A powerful story of a doomed relationship between a man and a woman, On Before is set to a diverse musical repertoire ranging from Handel to Cuban contemporary composer Omar Puente and culminating in a moving finale featuring a live choir performing Morten Lauridsen’s O Magnum Mysterium.

Tour details below:

Friday 16th & Saturday 17th July
Norwich Theatre Royal

Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd July
The Lowry, Salford

Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th August
Mayflower TheatreSouthampton

Friday 6th & Saturday 7th August
The Marlowe TheatreCanterbury