Wed 16 Feb

Sonia Sabri Company

Same Same...But Different

Adult £14 | £12 (concs) / Child £8

Enter a playful and colourful world that blends Kathak, hip hop, contemporary dance, live music and physical storytelling.

This lively family show explores our curiosities and fears, the times we feel different and when we belong.

Inspired by the well-known Anglo-Asian phrase ‘same, same...but different’, meaning "Yes, something kind of similar, but not the exact same thing”, the three performers conjure a magical atmosphere that celebrates our individuality, diversity and the bonds which connect us all.

★★★★★ "Same Same...But Different is a really special show which brings together audiences despite their own differences. Not only is it hugely entertaining but it has a really powerful message at its core. A message that is delivered through the common language of dance.” - The Family Stage

“My boys belly laughed throughout [...] I found the performance really emotional in a world where difference can be seen as a threat Same Same But Different celebrated the differences and highlighted the similarities. A real must see!”  - Family Fun In Brum

Duration: 50mins

Age Recommendation: 5+

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How to watch

This is a live performance in The Place theatre. 

Please note: We are doing everything we can to ensure the safety and experience of our performers and audiences. With that in mind, we are continuing to sell at a reduced capacity with a view to increase to full capacity should the conditions allow for it. As a result, the seating layout may change between the time of your booking and the performance date, therefore seating may not be socially distanced. Please rest assured that our aim will be to operate our front of house areas and auditorium within recommendations for safety. If you have any questions please contact

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About Sonia Sabri Company
Award-winning Sonia Sabri Company is one of the UK’s leading dance and music companies renowned for dazzling, lively performances created by directors Sonia and Sarvar Sabri. For the creation of Same Same...But Different the company invited dramaturg Sue Buckmaster, artistic director of acclaimed Theatre Rites, and together they have created a feel-good celebratory dance theatre show for everyone to enjoy. 

Times: 2pm & 4pm
Duration: 50 mins
Venue: at The Place

This event is part of Spring Season 2022

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Spring Season 2022

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