“MIDNIGHT TANGO” TO OPEN AT THE ALDWYCH THEATRE ON 20 JANUARY 2012

MIDNIGHT TANGO is the creation of Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, stars of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. The show has been touring the United Kingdom since April and has been the fastest selling show of the year in many of the venues. Producers of the show, Arlene Phillips and Adam Spiegel, are delighted to announce that MIDNIGHT TANGO will now be seen in the West End at the Aldwych Theatre for a strictly limited season, opening on 20 January 2012. The season must end on 31 March.

MIDNIGHT TANGO is set in a late-night bar in downtown Buenos Aires. Vincent and Flavia both star in and have choreographed the show, which brings to life all the drama, sensuality and elegance of the tango. They are joined on stage by some of the finest tango dancers in the world, and, between them, they take the audience on a journey into the heart of this intoxicating city, as danger and excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and passion combine into a spectacular and explosive evening.

Of the announcement of the West End season, producer Arlene Phillips said, “I’m thrilled with how well the show has been received around the country, and sell-out shows and standing ovations are every producer’s dream. Vincent and Flavia in MIDNIGHT TANGO are a must-see, and I hope the show’s arrival into the West End is just as successful.” Vincent and Flavia are equally delighted: “We are so incredibly pleased at how MIDNIGHT TANGO has been received and appreciated by our audiences. It’s an absolute thrill that we are taking the show to the West End. We sincerely hope to continue giving pleasure and making our audiences smile and cry with our show.”

MIDNIGHT TANGO is directed by Olivier Award-winning choroegrapher Karen Bruce, who has choreographed for both Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance on BBC 1, and whose theatre credits include Pacific Overtures (Donmar Warehouse) and Footloose (West End and UK Tour). Choreography is by Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, design by Morgan Large and lighting by James Whiteside. The live music will be provided by top tango band, Tango Siempre, featuring vocalist Guillermo Rozenthuler.

The current nationwide tour of MIDNIGHT TANGO ends in Glasgow on 30 July and is produced by Arlene Phillips and Adam Spiegel.

Release issued by: Amanda Malpass PR

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