Speakeasy – Tour Booking

Our spectacular indoor touring show is now available to venues for booking for 2019-2020!

Speakeasy final landscape

Download the tour brochure here Southpaw Dance Company – Speakeasy Tour 2019-2020 and see the promo clip here.

For all tour booking enquiries, contact Phil Hargreaves at producingphil@gmail.com 

Speakeasy is a reinterpretation of the classic tale of Faust, where Faust enters a seemingly normal prohibition era bar, unaware that the bar is owned by the devil and populated by his demons, including the charismatic barman, Mephistopheles.

The award-winning Novak team and acclaimed digital creator Frieder Weiss and Matthias Härtlig provide projection mapping effects that create the spectacle behind Speakeasy, using stereoscopic cameras and interactive programming language that allows performers to appear as a shadowy devil or a 10­ foot tall demon and to dance through raindrops of fire.

The music features big band classics such as Benny Goodman and Count Basie alongside contemporary legends like Tom Waits and Clint Mansell, forming an aural landscape to the piece that is at once vintage and contemporary, intimate and spectacular.

The professional cast includes some of the UK’s finest Bboys (breakdancers) who combine the vocabulary of breaking and contemporary seamlessly alongside Charleston, Lindy and other swing styles of the roaring 20’s. Southpaw Dance Company perform alongside a community cast featuring members of local swing dancing communities.

Wondering what audiences think?

“Great story-telling & exceptional lighting responsive to breath-taking dancing”

“Really enjoyed it. Keep developing, should be on the West End!”

“London and New York here you come. Absolutely fabulous.”

“The most powerful piece I may have ever seen. Explosive!”

“Work in progress? Pfft. Blown away!”

“Vibrant, Energetic, Fizzing!”

“Fabulous. More please!”

“Absolutely brilliant!”