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Until The Lions - Akram Khan Company 

11/01/2019 - 13/01/2019

The Roundhouse,
Chalk Farm Road,


Running Time : 1 hour, no interval


Show Details

It’s back.


Following the sell-out success of Until the Lions, which had its world premiere here in 2016, Akram Khan returns with his universally acclaimed dance show. But this time it’s different – this time will be his last ever performance in this epic and thrilling work.


Using a powerful blend of kathak movement and contemporary dance, Khan tells the story of Amba, one of the great, unsung heroines of the Mahabharata. Adapted from Karthika Naïr’s book Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, the piece is a poetic retelling of the Sanskrit epic exploring notions of gender and time in a battle for justice and liberty.


Until the Lions sees Khan reunite with some of the artistic collaborators behind his Olivier Award-winning production DESH, including visual artist Tim Yip, lighting designer Michael Hulls, writer Karthika NaÏr and dramaturge Ruth Little.


There will be just six performances of the show; this is your opportunity to see one of the most respected figures in dance perform the role of Bheeshma for the final time, in a work created for our distinctive main space.


Click here to watch a trailer of Akram Khan's Until the Lions


What the press say

‘thrilling and beautiful’ - The Observer

‘Khan captures both the intimacy of the moment and its cosmic scale’ - The Guardian

 ‘firecracker of a show, one that really stays with you and grows in the memory.’ - Telegraph

‘A thrilling piece, which shows off Khan at his off-kilter storytelling best.’ - Time Out

‘breathtaking theatricality’ - The Stage


19:30 except for Sun when the perf is at 18:00


From £18.00


Suitable for ages 12+

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Venue Details

The Roundhouse,
Chalk Farm Road,

0844 482 8008

From modest Victorian beginnings – beginning life in 1846 as a steam-engine repair shed – to legendary cultural venue, the Roundhouse has an enviable heritage. The Grade II* listed building is now home to a bold and exciting programme of live music, theatre, dance, circus, installations and new media.

Young people are at the heart of everything we do. They're on our board and help plan and perform at our events. We offer a year-round schedule of creative projects for 11–25 year olds in 24 state-of-the-art studios, where facilities include TV, radio and music production, media suites and rehearsal rooms for music and performance.

It's the interaction between artists on stage and 11–25s that makes the Roundhouse unique. Young people have interviewed Paul McCartney for Roundhouse Radio, filmed a documentary on NoFit State circus, and worked with Apple to deliver live streaming of events. 

The Roundhouse is a charity and we can't survive on ticket sales alone. Income generated from private/corporate hire and from generous individuals, trusts, corporate sponsors and public funders helps us to raise the £3m we need each year towards our artistic programme and work with young people.


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