About House of Flamenka

Peacock Theatre, London
Booking to 28 October 2023
No longer booking

Lavish, extravagant and sexy – don’t miss House of Flamenka

Flamenco, Latin and contemporary dance join forces in thrilling dance show House of Flamenka, combining the power of group dance with the sultry heat of the Mediterranean.

Flamenco Legend Karen Ruimy leads an exceptional company of male dancers from Madrid and the UK in a passionate fusion of distinctive forms.

As worlds collide, feet stomp and hips twirl, House of Flamenka takes you on an electrifying journey.

Follow the key characters from the House of Flamenka as they move from the spectacle and grandeur of their surroundings to bare stage stripping the dance back to the raw energy and passion of the artform.

House of Flamenka is directed and co-created by Arlene Phillips, co-created and produced by Karen Ruimy with choreography by James Cousins and flamenco master Francisco Hidalgo.

Hypermasculinity and high camp collide in the sexiest, steamiest evening in London!

House of Flamenka runs from 17 to 28 October 2023 at the Peacock Theatre, London.

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 28 October 2023
Running time
1 hour 50 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.


Who is in the cast of House of Flamenka?

Starring Karen Ruimy

Who are the creative team of House of Flamenka?

Directed and created by Arlene Philips, produced and co-created by Karen Ruimy, choreography by James Cousins, Flamenco choreography by Francisco Hidalgo, original set and costume design by Jasmine Swan.


Important Notes

Age restrictions:

No under 5s permitted to the venue.


Venue Information

Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, London, WC2A 2HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Holborn (Central line, Piccadilly line), Temple (District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 1, 59, 68, 91, 168, 171, 188, 243, 501, 505, 521, X68
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News about House of Flamenka

House of Flamenka at the Peacock Theatre – Production photos released
House of Flamenka at the Peacock Theatre – Production photos released
Producers of House of Flamenka at the Peacock Theatre have released new production photos of the high-octane dance show. Promising to be bigger, bolder, and sexier than ever, House of Flamenka is now playing at the Peacock Theatre to 28 October 2023. Created and directed by Arlene Phillips (Grease, Guys and Dolls, Strictly Come Dancing), and starring acclaimed flamenco dancer Karen Ruimy (When Jazz Meets Flamenco), House of Flamenka is a fusion of contemporary dance, flamenco, passion, and high drama, and features a mix of contemporary pop, Latin and flamenco music. The show is choreographed by award-winners James Cousins and flamenco master Francisco Hidalgo. Director Arlene Philips said: “I am delighted to announce House of Flamenka is returning to the Peacock Theatre with more sass, more sex, more style and smashing the fourth wall with our dazzling and dynamic flamenco and contemporary dancers, sensational choreographers James and Francisco and of course, our star Karen Ruimy.” Dancer Karen Ruimy said: “I am so delighted that the Peacock Theatre have chosen to invite House of Flamenka back after last year’s season. So much work and passionate vision went into creating what we believe is a fantastic show and to have the chance to share it again with the London and international audiences is amazing! Creatively for me it has been an incredible journey of creating a fusion of flamenco and contemporary dance, mixing in pop and classical flamenco music. I look forward to continuing that journey when we return in October. I’d also like to say working with Arlene has been an absolute pleasure and I learn everyday from her. I am looking forward to revisiting that creative process again in the rehearsal room and expressing this high energy, one-of-a-kind choreography and artistic creation on the Peacock stage!” Hypermasculinity and high camp collide in the sexiest, steamiest evening in London! Book tickets to House of Flamenka at the Peacock Theatre in London Photos: House of Flamenka [ngg src="galleries" ids="1372" display="pro_tile"]
Sadler’s Wells announces new productions for 2023
Sadler’s Wells announces new productions for 2023
Sadler's Wells in London has announced a new season for 2023 include four world premieres, seven UK premieres and work from artists from 17 countries across five continents. Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist BalletBoyz assembles a multidisciplinary team of collaborators including fellow Associate Artist Russell Maliphant, Cassie Kinoshi, Charlotte Harding and Keaton Henson for the premiere of England on Fire (8-11 November 2023), inspired by Mat Osman and Stephen Ellcock’s book of the same name. Sadler’s Wells Associate Company English National Ballet’s Our Voices features three works celebrating classical, contemporary and neo-classical dance, with music performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic. Carlos Acosta returns to Sadler's Wells Theatre in the role of The Bull in his new adaptation of Carmen (2-6 July 2024) for their International Associate Company Acosta Danza, premiering in 2024. The new season features collaborations with internationally renowned musicians. Birmingham Royal Ballet brings the sound of metal to Sadler’s Wells Theatre in Black Sabbath – The Ballet (8-21 October) and Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan collaborates with Icelandic band Sigur RĂłs on Lunar Halo (30 November 2 December). Emanuel Gat’s LOVETRAIN2020 (17-18 November) plays out to a soundtrack of hits by British 80s duo Tears for Fears, while Associate Artist Michael Keegan-Dolan’s Olivier Award-nominated MÁM (5-7 October) returns to the stage with live performances from pan-European orchestral collective s t a r g a z e. In the Lilian Baylis Studio, Zinzi Minott’s Black on Black (29-30 September) explores Queerness, Blackness and the body as an archive with a specially commissioned score by Gaika. Aditi Mangaldas explores how women, the world over, are persecuted for their sexual desire in a powerful solo, FORBIDDEN (14-14 October), co-commissioned by Sadler’s Wells. Maud Le Pladec takes inspiration from the conceptual Swiss artist RĂ©my Zaugg in Twenty-seven Perspectives (30-31 October). South African dance group Via Katlehong Dance brings two new works from Marco da Silva Ferreira and Amala Dianor, presented by Sadler’s Wells and Dance Umbrella. In 2024, International Associate Company Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch returns with Pina Bausch’s iconic work Nelken (14-22 February 2024), performed in a huge field of 8,000 carnations. New York City Ballet brings a mixed bill featuring choreography from Kyle Abraham, Justin Peck and Pam Tanowitz. In the Lilian Baylis Studio, the new cohort of Sadler’s Wells Young Associates share their work for the first time, while J Neve Harrington imagines alternative ways of ordering time in SOME TIMES (11-13 October), new full-length work performed in the round. Roberta Jean’s Ways of Being (9-10 November), a Sadler’s Wells commission, is a love letter to those who have experienced depression. Sadler's Wells West End venue the Peacock Theatre, welcomes the celebrated Kyiv City Ballet on its first ever UK tour, running from 26-30 September 2023. The Argentine Malambo is reimagined in the internationally acclaimed Malevo (31 Oct-4 Nov), and Arlene Phillips’ House of Flamenka, with choreography from James Cousins and Francisco Hidalgo, returns from 17-28 October. Buy tickets to Sadler's Wells and Peacock Theatre shows here

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