performance & dance

Tales of the Turntable

Part of Summer

Follow the beat back through time, as Eric and his grandfather take a trip through musical history at a dance and music show for all the family, by ZooNation Youth Company.

Budding young DJ Eric and his grandfather George find out they have more in common than they once thought. Inspired by moments from Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Back to the Future, George winds back the clock through his gramophone to show Eric the importance of what has come before.

Join the pair on an adventure through time – from the early origins of hip-hop, funk and soul through to disco, house and rap.

Written by Carrie-Anne Ingrouille, choreographer of West End hit Six, this innovative piece of dance theatre features music mixed by DJ Walde. A Southbank Centre commission created by ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company.

Infectiously cheerful
The Telegraph on Groove on Down the Road
The unbelievable amount of energy, spirit and individual character of each performer is so professionally packaged
Time Out on Groove on Down the Road
You have to pinch yourself to remember that the cast members are youngsters aged from 10 – 19 years, given the slick level of professionalism, execution of steps and incredible reserves of energy and spirit. on Groove on Down the Road

Dates & times

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Queen Elizabeth Hall


£20 - £25
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
£20, £25


25% off (under-16s)
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Age recommendation
For ages 5+

Access information
The performance on Wednesday 21 August at 2pm is a Relaxed Performance (RP).* The performance on Friday 23 August at 7pm is British Sign Language interpreted (BSL).

*A Relaxed Performance is open to anyone but is particularly suited to those on the autistic spectrum or people who have learning disabilities, sensory or communication disorders. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement and some small changes made to the light and sound effects. Please note, this performance includes loud music, flashing lights and some periods of darkness.

To join our free Access Scheme and book tickets for these services, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555 or email
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