December 6 2013 Latest news:
Joe Bill, Features Reporter
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Brendan Cole talks about bringing his solo tour to the Marlowe Theatre
The Marlowe, Canterbury
Saturday, March 2, 2013
01227 787 787
Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole has announced his latest tour License To Thrill will be cha-cha-ing its way to the Marlowe Theatre in Canterburyearly next year.
The dancer is promising all of the Ballroom and Latin favourites seen on the BBc show, with Brendan hosting the audience.
With a cast of 14 musicians and 6 world class dancers will show off stunning choreography to contemporary music in this two hour dance and big band production.
The band is lead by Musical Director Barry Robinson and includes the brilliant vocalists Ian Mackenzie and Julie Maguire and some of Britain’s best musicians.
On stage throughout the show they will perform songs from across the decades from Nat King Cole to Gladys Knight and Michael Jackson to Tom Jones. Asked if there will be a James Bond theme, Brendan replied “A small one. One of the big songs is Gladys Knight’s Licence to Kill (hence the Licence to Thrill title). Also there will be a dance-off between the males in Live and Let Die which I’m really excited about.”
“My dance cast is truly international with a collective CV from competition, theatre, stage and television! I’m very lucky to have a cast that have been in Dancing With The Stars of France, Australia and Mexico as well as stars from the Broadway hit Burn the Floor and, of course, Strictly Come Dancing.
“My brother Scott is one of my dancers and he brings something very unique to the evening. I am very excited about the latest addition to the cast, my leading lady from France - Fauve Hauto, she is truly sensational! She has such presence and is so exciting to watch so I’m very much looking forward to working with her. I also have the gorgeous Australian dancer Melanie Hooper returning from last year’s show as well as Germany’s Patrick Helm who I’m sure the ladies will absolutely love! With this wealth of talent we will ensure audiences have the best seat in the house, every night, all night and I can’t wait to see it all as a finished product.”
The waltzes and foxtrots, the tangos and American smooths will take audiences on a dancing journey. tickets on sale now priced £28 - £30.