London, UK—Gleich Dances will premiere a new immerse ballet titled Speak Easy Secrets, June 21-23 at 8pm at The Broadway, Barking, IG11 7LS (five minutes from Barking Station), all tickets £10. This unique evening, produced by Norte Maar and The Broadway, catapults audiences back to the American prohibition era of the Roaring Twenties.
Directed and choreographed by Julia K. Gleich the performance blurs the lines between fantasy and reality revisiting music and movement from the 1920s, what some have dubbed the Era of Wonderful Nonsense. Despite prohibition, socialites and the working class found ways around the law to continue their mischievous fun by building hidden lounges where patrons would knock twice and “speak easy”.
The People Pile, guest artist Junior Laniyan (co-founder of London Tap Jam), and The Michele Drees Quartet all join a cast of characters that includes Capone, Zelda, Clarence Birdseye, and a troupe of flappers in this, Gleich’s debut London season. Speak Easy Secrets puts the snap back in your garter!