| Wilkie Branson is an interdisciplinary Dance artist. Self taught in both dance and film, which form the main focus of his work, the roots of his practice are in BBoying. Wilkie’s dance style has developed into a unique fusion, with expression, accessibility and integrity at it’s heart. He received the Arts Foundation Choreographic Fellowship in 2012, Wilkie is also a member of the Sadler’s Wells Summer University and a New Wave Associate Artists at Sadlers Wells.

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UK Tour, 3rd April - 9th May

Varmints is based on the award-winning book by Helen Ward with illustrations by Marc Craste. The production is a rich visual piece of original hip hop dance theatre for young people and their families, choreographed by B-boy and Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate Wilkie Branson, in collaboration with children’s theatre director Sally Cookson. Co-produced and commissioned by Sadler’s Wells with East London Dance and Stratford Circus, Varmints runs in the Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler’s Wells, on both 3 and 4 April.

Sadler’s Wells tours Varmints to nine venues around the UK until 9 May 2015, including Newcastle, Stockton, Ipswich, Cambridge, Salford, Inverness and Glasgow.


Dir, Purni Morell

The Velveteen Rabbit:

The Unicorn Theatre, London 28th March - 26th April

The Velveteen Rabbit is a heart-warming story about a very shy toy rabbit who longs for nothing more than to become real. First published in 1922, this classic American tale loses nothing of its power, magic and charm in this bold and adventure-filled adaptation for the Unicorn stage.



'An utterly gripping and heart-wrenching piece of contemporary theatre...this is a show with both a brain and a heart...celebrates the power of every child's imagination' ★ ★ ★ Guardian


'A perfect show for Easter, or indeed any time' ★ ★ ★ WhatsOnStage


Dir, Ellen McDougall

Anna Karenina:

Anna is a dutiful wife and a loving mother. But when she meets Alexis Vronsky, she finds she cannot deny the life-affirming truth of her own heart. But she quickly realizes the conventional world she inhabits is intent on crushing this new life she has discovered within her.

Meanwhile Levin is trying to live justly in a social system built on injustice. When his love for a childhood friend ends unhappily, he tries to deny its existence. But like Anna discovers he cannot.

Tolstoy's epic masterpiece explores what happens when two very different couples grapple with the strongest emotion we humans are capable of feeling – love.

Olivier-nominated director Ellen McDougall makes her Royal Exchange debut with this contemporary version of one of the greatest novels ever written.

ANNA KARENINA is a Royal Exchange Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse co-production. It transfers to Leeds Saturday 9 May - Saturday 13 June.


Little Dreams:

Short film - Screening at Brussels Short Film Festival, May 2015

An independent short dance animation about dreams, aspirations and fears. Made with over 4000 hand cut characters over the period of a year.