Hetain Patel: American Boy (Preview)

Hetain Patel: American Boy (Preview)


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Join us for an exclusive sneak preview performance of Hetain Patel's new show prior to the World Premiere on 20 May at Sadler’s Wells.

How much do movies influence us?

Delving into American movie and homegrown TV culture, visual artist and performer Hetain Patel takes once again to the stage in his highly anticipated first solo. With a personal and humorous take on identity shape-shifting, he shakes up our conception of who we are.

Through a playful synthesis of vocal and physical imitations, he conjures up film characters from his playground days: see Agent Smith from the Matrix get physical with Spider-Man whilst Eddie Murphy argues with Michael Caine.

American Boy follows Hetain’s international success with the TED Talk version of his stage work Be Like Water, recently reaching over 2 million views, and the stage production selling out at Contact last year.

Hetain is a Sadler’s Wells New Wave Associate and a Live at LICA supported Artist.



  • Suitable for over 12s.
  • Limited capacity - advance booking highly recommended.
  • Followed by a post-show discussion.
  • Co-produced and Commissioned by Sadler’s Wells, London.
  • Co-produced by BDE London 2012 Consortium.
  • Development supported by Mercy, Liverpool, and Penned in the Margins, London.
  • American Boy is supported with public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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