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Arlene Phillips to take her story to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and on tour

West End veteran Arlene Phillips will take audiences on a trip through her star-studded career in a new touring production to be launched at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The stage and screen choreographer who won a new generation of fans as an acid-tongued judge on the original series of Strictly Come Dancing is the […]

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Thoroughly Modern Millie – Milton Keynes Theatre and Touring

Thoroughly Modern Millie continues at Milton Keynes Theatre until 28 January before touring until 24 June. Star rating: two stars ★ ★ ✩ ✩ ✩ It’s ironic really that at the core of Thoroughly Modern Millie is a character who lives for being a ‘modern’ and keeping up with current trends, and yet the show is so […]

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Sleepless the Musical – Danny Mac and Carley Stenson cast in premiere

Fresh from the Final of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Danny Mac and West End leading lady Carley Stenson will be playing the roles of Sam and Annie in the world premiere of SLEEPLESS the Musical, based on the Tristar Pictures Inc film Sleepless in Seattle. The new musical has a book by Michael Burdett, music […]

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Thoroughly Modern Millie tour – further cast details

Further details have been revealed for the 2017 UK touring production of the musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie. Opening on Tuesday 17 January at the New Wimbledon Theatre, the production stars Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton as Millie with former soap star Michelle Collins as the sinister Mrs Meers in the show until Saturday 4 […]

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Strictly Ballroom the Musical – West Yorkshire Playhouse

Strictly Ballroom the Musical at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds until 21 January 2017. Star rating: five stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Baz Luhrmann’s original vision for Strictly Ballroom was a student musical presenting a primary myth (one generation renewing life by breaking with entrenched ritual and  tradition) in the unlikely context of ballroom […]

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The Golden Age of Dance – Theatre Royal Drury Lane

The Golden Age of Dance at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London. Star rating: three stars ★ ★ ★ ✩ ✩ There has always been much to celebrate about the way practitioners of film and dance have collaborated; from iconic numbers in films such as The Band Wagon and Singin’ in the Rain, to the likes of […]

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The Golden Age of Dance – Strictly’s Anton Du Beke and Joanne Clifton guest star

Strictly Come Dancing favourites Anton du Beke and Joanne Clifton will be the special guests at The Golden Age of Dance at London’s Theatre Royal Drury Lane on Sunday (13 November). Best known as professional dancers on the much-loved BBC Saturday night show, the pair will join a cast of accomplished West End dancers and […]

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Michelle Collins to join Modern Millie UK tour

Former soap star Michelle Collins will join Strictly Come Dancing’s Joanne Clifton in next year’s UK touring production of the musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Millie which is due to open in January 2017. Collins, who starred in both Coronation Street and EastEnders before returning to the stage in hit shows including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang […]

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Thoroughly Modern Millie UK tour stars Strictly’s Joanne Clifton

Thoroughly Modern Millie is set to tour the UK in 2017, opening at the New Wimbledon Theatre on Tuesday 17 January. World ballroom showdance champion and professional dancer Joanne Clifton (Strictly Come Dancing) will take on the title role of Millie Dillmount, a Kansas girl determined to make it big in New York City. Clifton’s credits […]

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Strictly’s Joanne Clifton to star as Marilyn in Norma Jeane the Musical

Strictly Come Dancing professional Joanne Clifton will play Marilyn Monroe in Norma Jeane the Musical which opens at south London’s LOST Theatre at the end of this month. The dancer, who won the BBC TV show’s Christmas Special last year when she partnered Harry Judd, is a ballroom dancing champion whose recent work included the 2015 […]

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Brendan Cole – A Night to Remember – New Wimbledon Theatre and Touring

Brendan Cole – A Night to Remember was reviewed at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London and continues touring until 3 April. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ As the dramatic chords of 2001: A Space Odyssey fill the theatre, accompanied by dramatic pyrotechnics, it is clear we are in for a spectacular high-octane, high-energy, no-expense-spared show. Brendan […]

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Details revealed for Mr Wonderful – A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier’s Life In Dance

Matthew Bourne has announced the full programme for Mr Wonderful – A Celebration of Jonathan Ollivier’s Life In Dance, the evening of dance dedicated to the memory of gifted dancer Jonathan Ollivier at Sadler’s Wells on 18 January. Speaking on behalf of New Adventures, Northern Ballet and Sadler’s Wells, Bourne revealed final details of the […]

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Annie – New Wimbledon Theatre and Touring

Annie continues at the New Wimbledon Theatre, London until 14 November, then on tour until 11 June 2016. Star rating: four stars ★ ★ ★ ★ ✩ If Craig Revel Horwood was as tough on himself as he is on his hapless Strictly Come Dancing victims, he’d probably come up with a 7 for his showstopping performance […]

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Face the Music – interviews with Samuel Haughton and Joanne Clifton

All Star Productions is presenting the first UK stage production of Irving Berlin and Moss Hart’s musical comedy Face the Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, Walthamstow until 3 July. In the cast are JOANNE CLIFTON (World and European Professional Ballroom Dancing Champion, Strictly Come Dancing pro dancer 2014) as the Street Walker and actor/singer SAMUEL HAUGHTON (Wind in the Willows, […]

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Irving Berlin’s Face the Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre – Strictly star cast

All Star Productions is presenting the first UK stage production of Irving Berlin and Moss Hart’s musical comedy Face the Music at Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre, Walthamstow from 9 June to 3 July (press night is 12 June). In the cast will be Joanne Clifton (World and European Professional Ballroom Dancing Champion, Strictly Come Dancing pro […]

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Pixie Lott joins Strictly professionals in Puttin’ On the Ritz

Pop singer Pixie Lott will appear at the New Wimbledon Theatre this May in a brand new production of Puttin’ On the Ritz. Lott will be joined by her Strictly Come Dancing dance partner Trent Whiddon, along with fellow dance champion professionals Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor. The production will run at the theatre from 27–30 May, it is also visiting other venues […]

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Cool Rider – Mark Benton stars in Grease sequel

Mark Benton will star as Mr Stuart and Niki Evans as Ms Mason, as full casting is announced for Cool Rider, the cult musical sequel which will return to the West End via the Duchess Theatre (15–19 April), following the successful one-night-only concert at the Lyric Theatre. Benton was most recently seen competing on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. […]

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Gok Wan hosts You’ll Never Walk Alone benefit concert

Award-winning TV personality and fashion guru Gok Wan will host the special one-night-only concert You’ll Never Walk Alone at the Queen’s Theatre on Sunday 2 March in aid of the Philippines Typhoon Appeal. Wan said today: “I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting You’ll Never Walk Alone, the West End’s response to the recent disaster in […]

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Denise Van Outen tours in new play Some Girl I Used to Know

Denise Van Outen will appear in a new one-woman play with music, Some Girl I Used to Know, which she has also co-written with Terry Ronald. The UK tour will open at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, with a press night on 5 February 2014, continuing to Birmingham, Hull, Aylesbury, Wolverhampton, Swindon, High Wycombe, Rhyl, […]

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