Dance fever at The Hawth

Some of the UK’s oldest forms of dance are brought bang up to date as they collide with some of the youngest in an exciting new dance show at The Hawth, Crawley.

The show, the brainchild of award-winning folk band The Demon Barbers, sees a group of street dancers arrive at an apparently deserted pub. Local rumour has it that The Fighting Cocks is the place to be after hours but as the regulars arrive a clash of cultures turns into a dance floor stand-off.

The skill, speed and athleticism of the dancers on both sides soon wins the others over as the old and new are brought together in an exciting and dynamic dance-off.

Sword dances are performed with snooker-cues, pub bouncers dance the Morris and B-boys flirt with clog girls.

Meanwhile house band The Demon Barbers takes English Folk music on a new journey with friends Hip Hop, House, Funk and Ska and even says hello to Burlesque and Drum’n’ Bass along the way!

The Lock In promises to do for English folk dance what Riverdance did for Irish dance and Diversity did for street dance, bringing some lesser known forms of dance into the mainstream. Fast-paced and innovative, the show brings together some of the UK’s top clog, sword and Morris dancers with their counterparts from the worlds of B-boying, popping & krump.

Enjoy free performances in The Hawth’s public spaces from 7pm by Box Hill Bedlam Morris, Ditchling Morris and Magog Ladies Morris.

The show takes place on Tuesday, February 26, at 7.30pm at The Hawth, Crawley. Tickets cost £16, discounts £14, and Outsmart £8.50.

To book contact the box office on 01293 553636 or visit

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