Archive - Pre 2014 Performance Information

Channel Four – Fern’s 5 O'Clock Show - Fern Britton invited the Nonsuch Dancers to teach her “La Volta” a favourite dance of Queen Elizabeth I on live TV.

Hever Castle, Kent - “Merrie-making with the Tudors”. The Nonsuch company performed exciting dances to usher in Spring, in the presence of King Henry VIII and his new wife Anne Boleyn.

Rochester Cathedral - “Travels back in time with Tudor feasting and dancing” – over seven hundred visitors came through the doors of Rochester Cathedral to learn to dance the Tudor way with the Nonsuch Dance Company.

Morpeth Town Hall - “Grand re-opening of the iconic building originally designed in 1714 by Sir John Vanbrugh after its £1.2m facelift” – Baroque and Tudor dancing with Nonsuch.

Croydon Council - “A Celebration of Tudor Croydon and Schools Workshops” - Nonsuch dancers worked with local children over a period of 3 weeks to produce a Tudor show where the children danced with the Nonsuch team in the open air in the Queens Gardens, Croydon to entertain the public.

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery - “Matthew Boulton Bi-centenary Exhibition Launch” – Nonsuch Company performed and taught dances from the Regency period.

Old Spitalfields Market, London - “A celebration for St Georges Day”.

The Royal Shakespeare Company - “Strictly Tudor Dancing” with cast members of the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Move It Dance Festival 2005 to 2012, London - “Nonsuch annually provide classes and demonstration dances exploring different historical periods”.

Chipping Norton Residency. A return visit to Chipping Norton this year saw the team deliver Tudor dancing and social history workshops to over 400 children and teachers.


New Year Concert: Dances from a Viennese Strauss Ball, Royal Hall, Harrogate.With the Manchester Camerata Orchestra. For pictures please click here


Tudor Roses: Henry VIII and Elizabeth I - From the Playboy Prince to the Dancing Queen, Hampton Hill Playhouse.The culmination of our residency at Hampton Hill was a full length performance exploring episodes from the lives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I through dance, music, poetry and song.


Samuel Pepys Learns To Dance, Painted Hall, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London. A pantomime intermezzo.

The Dancing Master.Performing with the Broadside Band at the Inner Temple Hall, as part of the year long festival celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Temple, Nonsuch presented an evening of 17th century music and dance, celebrating the work of John Playford, who produced the first English dancing manual, The Dancing Master in 1651.

Hampton Hill Residency.Starting the process of working with Hampton Hill school children to teach them Tudor dancing & social history, culminating in a children’s performance.

Performing in the historic Guildhall in Bury St. Edmunds, in association with the Theatre Royal's Georgian Gems Festival, Nonsuch led a day long community workshop of "Dancing with Jane Austen", teaching and performing the dances from the Georgian period.

Summer Course, Carmona Theatre, Seville, Spain.Performances in the theatre and on the medieval ramparts of Carmona, as part of the Nonsuch International Summer Course.

Royal Shakespeare Company Open Day, Courtyard Theatre.Working with actors from the RSC, Nonsuch led a day of "Strictly Come Elizabethan Dancing", for the RSC open day in Stratford on Avon, resulting in a performance and a “dance off” in front of a panel of judges that included Michael Boyd, RSC artistic director. Read the article in Dance Today by clicking here 

Georgian Gems Workshop.Performing in the historic Guildhall in Bury St Edmunds, in association with the Theatre Royal's Georgian Gems Festival, Nonsuch led a day long community workshop of DANCING WITH JANE AUSTEN, teaching and performing the dances from the Georgian period.

Love's Proper Exercise  - St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, London.The music of Henry Purcell, John Dowland and other seventeenth century composers accompanied the dancers and actors of the Nonsuch History and Dance Company in a Valentine's re-creation of dances and costumes from the courts of the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. 'Love's Proper Exercise' featured a selection of the music and poetry of sixteenth and seventeenth century England played on period instruments, and sung by Stefan Paul Sanchez (baritone) and Sandra Porter (soprano). The magnificent church of St. John's Smith Square played host to a perfect Valentine's date.