After world premiere performances of Didy Veldman’s The Knot in Ipswich and Guildford in February, and Meghan marrying Harry in May, wedding fever continues with Veldman’s dance theatre take on matrimony coming to Malvern Theatres. In The Knot, by Dutch-born choreographer and director Veldman, a cast of seven exceptional dancers play the roles of the bride, groom, best man and bridesmaids, and audience members become the wedding guests as the evening and celebrations unfold.

The Knot explores familiar scenes of marriage as theatre spaces become wedding venues, arriving in Malvern on December 1. Guests arrive and excitement builds as scenes of love and togetherness overcome anticipation and nerves amongst the wedding party.

Known for a sharp-eyed approach and some humorous touches, The Knot is Veldman’s second work for her company Umanoove since it launched with her critically acclaimed The Happiness Project in 2016. Veldman scrutinises what a wedding means and how it feels in The Knot, the role of ritual, doubt, religion and gender is examined and the romanticised ideas of Walt Disney challenges our perceptions of marriage.

Stravinsky's masterpiece Les Noces (The Wedding) is intertwined with specially commissioned music by London and Paris-based British composer Ben Foskett. His work has included commissions for CBSO Youth Orchestra and London Children's Ballet.

The Knot is commissioned by DanceEast, with support from Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme and funds from Arts Council England, Linbury Trust, The Master Charitable Trust - The Marina Kleinwort Trust, Beth Krasna and an anonymous donor.

The Knot will be tied at Malvern Theatres on Saturday, December 1 at 7.45pm. To book, call the box office on 01684 892277 or visit