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This lively family show explores our curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong.
Inspired by the well-known Anglo-Asian phrase ‘same, same...but different’, meaning "Yes, something kind of similar, but not the exact same thing”, the three performers conjure a magical atmosphere that celebrates our individuality, diversity and the bonds which connect us all.
★★★★★ "Same Same...But Different is a really special show which brings together audiences despite their own differences. Not only is it hugely entertaining but it has a really powerful message at its core. A message that is delivered through the common language of dance.” - The Family Stage
“My boys belly laughed throughout [...] I found the performance really emotional in a world where difference can be seen as a threat Same Same But Different celebrated the differences and highlighted the similarities. A real must see!” - Family Fun In Brum
Age Recommendation: 5+
About Sonia Sabri Company
Award-winning Sonia Sabri Company is one of the UK’s leading dance and music companies renowned for dazzling, lively performances created by directors Sonia and Sarvar Sabri. For the creation of Same Same...But Different the company invited dramaturg Sue Buckmaster, artistic director of acclaimed Theatre Rites, and together they have created a feel-good celebratory dance theatre show for everyone to enjoy.
Commissioned by Birmingham Hippodrome and The Place. Supported by Arts Council England
Duration: 55 mins
Venue: at The Place
This event is part of Easter 2020 at The Place