Fresh from her victory on BBC 1’s Strictly Come Dancing in December, Flavia Cacace is reunited with her professional dance partner, Vincent Simone, for the third consecutive year, in their highly successful, record-breaking show, MIDNIGHT TANGO. Since the show first began in April 2011, it has sold nearly 500,000 tickets throughout the UK and Ireland, meaning almost half a million people to date have been seduced by Vincent and Flavia’s hot and sensual show.
Flavia’s former celebrity dance partner, Russell Grant, will be joining her and Vincent as a special guest during the West End run, playing the role of the bar owner, Carlos, with the press night at the Phoenix Theatre taking place on Russell’s birthday, Tuesday 5 February. Russell will be learning the Argentine tango especially for MIDNIGHT TANGO, having never had the opportunity to perform it on Strictly.
The West End run of Olivier Award-nominated MIDNIGHT TANGO will begin on 30 January and will finish on 2 March. The nationwide tour will begin at the Congress Theatre, Eastbourne on 13 March and will run until 3 August at the Grand Theatre, Leeds.
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.
MIDNIGHT TANGO is directed by Olivier Award-winning choreographer 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 Miguel Angel.
MIDNIGHT TANGO is produced in London and on tour by Arlene Phillips and Adam Spiegel.
Press release issued by: Amanda Malpass PR