• Sweat Factory - Youth Music Theatre UK - YMT - Youth Theatre
  • Sweat Factory - Youth Music Theatre UK - YMT - Youth Theatre

Sweat Factory

Friday, 31 July 2015 - 7:45pm to Saturday, 1 August 2015 - 7:45pm

Creative team:

Director & Choreographer: Rachel Birch-Lawson
Music: Garth McConaghie
Libretto: Aoife Mannix
Rehearsal Director: Khyle Eccles 
Musical Director and Additional Music: Nathan Jones


Sweat Factory: an unacceptable, difficult or dangerous working environment...

YMT is proud to present this mesmerising contemporary dance opera at London's premier dance venue, Lilian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells, with music from renowned composer Garth McConaghie, choreography from Rachel Birch-Lawson and libretto from Aoife Manix.

Sweat Factory is a bold and important story of rebellion against the harsh and hazardous world of Sweatshops. Follow our young Outsider on her journey into brutality with bodies roped together and Overseers ruthlessly keeping order. Witness the constant struggle to survive in the fight against the production line, can things truly change?

***** 'Sweat Factory breaks much new ground for YMT, placing contemporary dance against the fabric of a modernist score with minimal spoken dialogue. Within this innovative medium, the piece boldly explores serious, real-world issues whose interpretation by such a young cast of performers demonstrates a maturity beyond their years. The artistic direction activated by this work is one that YMT are keen to pursue further in the future, and this production certainly represents an excellent inaugural venture.' - Musical Theatre Review

Performance dates and times

Friday, 31 July 2015 - 7:45pm
Saturday, 1 August 2015 - 2:30pm
Saturday, 1 August 2015 - 7:45pm


By car

There are no turns into St. John St from Pentonville, City and Goswell Roads. The easiest route is from Pentonville Road into the west side of Claremont Square and down Amwell Street.

By bus

Numbers 19, 38 and 341 travel from the West End to the theatre's own bus stop. Many buses travel from Waterloo, Liverpool Street, Euston and Kings Cross stations to the Angel.

By train

Angel (Northern Line City Branch) is a 250-metre walk from Sadler's Wells. Trains run every few minutes northbound to Kings Cross and Euston, and southbound to Bank and London Bridge.

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