Strictly stars coming to Eastbourne

Erin Boag and Anton du Beke
Erin Boag and Anton du Beke

As the BBC’s glitter-laden juggernaut of a show Strictly Come Dancing nears it’s final in just a few weeks, fans of the popular dancing show can still get their fix of glitz, glamour and dance with Eastbourne Theatres.

Two new shows are coming to the town in 2016 featuring some of the programme’s best loved stars: Anton and Erin in Just Gotta Dance (February 12) and Vincent and Flavia in The Last Tango (April 19-23).

Anton du Beke has performed in every series of Strictly Come Dancing since its inception in 2004; 2015 has seen him survive the Blackpool round and he’s enjoyed a successful season with celebrity partner Katie Derham. Erin Boag, who has been Anton’s dance partner since 1997 and performed in 10 series of Strictly, will once again join him in their brand new production: Just Gotta Dance at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, on Friday, February 12.

This all new show features sensational choreography, stunning costumes and the orchestra performing timeless classics including Night and Day, Lullaby of Broadway, Fever, Too Damn Hot, Downtown, Jealousy, Bye Bye Blackbird and New York New York.

Just Gotta Dance is completed with vocalist Lance Ellington, six world class ensemble dancers and Richard Balcombe, once again, leading the London Concert Orchestra. It promises to be an evening of pure glamour and class.

Strictly favourites Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return to the Congress Theatre once again for a sizzling performance of an all-new show The Last Tango (April 19-23), which fittingly will be their last ever live theatre show. Vincent and Flavia have set the box office lines on fire in the past with sell-out shows; Midnight Tango and Dance ‘til Dawn and demand is expected to be just as strong for this new show.

Twenty years of dancing together has seen them become Strictly Come Dancing favourites, world dance title-holders and stars in their own West End productions, but the nation’s best-loved Argentine Tango Champions are saying goodbye to the stage in this thrilling new, live performance. This show promises to be intimate, passionate and an explosive performance which will thrill audiences.

Booking is open now for these two stunning shows, making it an ideal Christmas gift idea for those Strictly addicts in your life! Book now for Anton and Erin in Just Gotta Dance and Vincent and Flavia in The Last Tango. Call the Box Office on 01323 412000 or go online, www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

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