I’m opening a show at the Barbican next week on the 2nd of October. We play until 4th October before we head out on tour. I do the first 3 weeks of the tour and then I will leave to start on my next project. To book tickets for the Barbican click here.
To see where the show will be going on tour click here. My last show will be in Blackpool on the 29th October.
Enjoy the trailer!
Only 2 days left!! One show tonight (Friday) at 7.45pm and two tomorrow (Saturday) at 2.30pm and 7.45pm.
Best available tickets for £15
Book online, in person or over the phone with Barbican
Phone: 020 7638 8891 Discount code is ‘Wang Tang Offer’
online: http://www.barbican.org.uk/theatre/event-detail.asp?ID=14749 Discount Code is 31001
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I’m so happy and overwhelmed by what the reviewers have said about my performance of Wang Tang in The Five & The Prophecy of Prana. Playing a role like Wang Tang has been a dream role for me since I was a little boy. I’ve always been very much into martial arts and if it wasn’t for my passion for dancing, I think I would’ve gone down the martial arts route instead. So mixing my dream role with two of my biggest passions, martial arts and dancing, I’ve really been able to embrace this whole project on a deep level. I’m so grateful for the opportunity that Kenrick Sandy and Mikey J Asante has given me.
For people who follows me and my career I wanted share with you the quotes I’ve had from the press regarding this show. I can’t tell you how honoured I am to have some reviewers writing these things about me…
The Times by Donald Hutera
“The troubled Master Wang Tang must whip them into shape. He’s played by the wonderful Tommy Franzén, a dancer whose economy, agility and strength can hardly be bettered. Franzén might be the reason alone to watch The Five & The Prophecy of Prana. ”
Original article – http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/stage/dance/article3902282.ece
The Guardian by Judith Mackrell
“Tommy Franzén as Wang Tang is outstanding. As an actor Franzén is delightful, convincing both as maudlin drunk and wise seer. As a dancer he’s mesmerising, not only in the virtuoso hip-hop routines but in the silken lyricism of his t’ai chi-inspired solos. In his performance alone, you can see a whole new future for hip-hop.”
The Independent by Zoe Anderson
“Delinquents are given a chance to redeem themselves by training with the monk, danced by the marvellous Tommy Franzén. Franzén is heroic, finding both the dignity of an old sage and the quicksilver attack of a warrior.”
The Telegraph by Sarah Crompton
“The leading character is Wang Tang – mentor and teacher to the young gang of five, but a man with a troubled past. He is danced by Tommy Franzen, famous both for his television appearances and performances in shows as diverse as Kate Prince’s Some Like it Hip Hop and Russell Maliphant’s The Rodin Project. In everything he does, he has such silkily, weightless skills he is the epitome of grace.”
British Theatre guide
“Winner of this year’s Critic Circle’s National Dance Award for Outstanding Performance in Modern Dance (Male), Tommy Franzén (Some Like It Hip-Hop and Russell Maliphant’s The Rodin Project) is for me the star of the show.”
The Stage.co.uk by Neil Norman
“The dancers combine streetdance moves with martial arts with some brilliance – especially the amazing Tommy Franzen.”
Dancetabs by Lise Smith
“Franzén is in fine form as troubled hero Wang Tang, melding tutting and b-boying and kung-fu with the elegant fluidity of a tai-chi form.”
Londondance.com by Graham Watts
“The performances throughout the cast were excellent. Tommy Franzén provided depth to the complicated central character of Wang Tang, the sole surviving good Guardian who battles the demons of scandal and drink.”
Show finished 2nd Nov 2014 so as of time of writing there is still time to see the show. Book your tickets here!