Wed 20 July – 28 August Sadler’s Wells Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TN Following its sell out success at the National Theatre and a triple Tony Award-winning run on Broadway, FELA! arrives at Sadler’s Wells this summer, bursting with colour, infectious live music and exuberant dance.
“British artist-turned-director Steve McQueen has signed up to direct a biopic of Fela Kuti, the larger-than-life musician who created Afrobeat, inspired James Brown to make funk music, almost ran for the presidency of Nigeria, and at one point had 27 wives. Variety reports that McQueen will also co-write the screenplay for Fela with Biyi Bandele. […]