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Casting announced for the UK tour of On Your Feet!

Philippa Stefani as 'Gloria Estefan' and George Ioannides as ‘Emilio Estefan’. Photo by Johan Persson.

Casting news

FOLLOWING a highly successful season at the London Coliseum, producers Jamie Wilson and Gavin Kalin have announced plans for On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan to return to London in Summer 2020.

It was also announced that the forthcoming UK tour will star current London cast members Philippa Stefani as ‘Gloria Estefan’, George Ioannides as ‘Emilio Estefan’, Madalena Alberto as ‘Gloria Fajardo’ and Karen Mann as ‘Consuelo’ when it opens on September 3, 2019 at the Birmingham Hippodrome.

Completing the cast will be Elia Lo Tauro, Sharif Afifi, Hollie Cassar, Laura Friedrich Tejero, Denzel Giskus, Francesca Lara Gordon, Yonly Leyva Desdunes, Olivia Kate Holding, Francisco Del Solar , Gabriella-Rose Marchant, Martin McCarthy, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Robert Oliver, Clayton Rosa, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Dawnita Smith, Despina Violari, Nathan Zammit and Alain Zambrana Borges.

Jamie Wilson said: “After our triumphant London run we are currently in exciting talks with theatre owners to bring the show back to London next year for a second summer. I am absolutely delighted that our original London cast, Philippa, George, Madalena and Karen will be taking the show on its international tour. The love and support from the audiences in London has been amazing and we look forward to bringing this Miami party back in 2020.”

On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international superstardom and features some of the most iconic pops songs of the era, including Rhythm is Gonna Get You, Conga, Get On Your Feet, Don’t Want To Lose You’and 1-2-3.

Read more about On Your Feet! and its stars.

Following the Birmingham Hippodrome dates (September 3 – 7), On Your Feet! will tour to Plymouth, Nottingham, Sunderland, Edinburgh, Sheffield, Wales Millennium Centre, Manchester, Belfast, Norwich, Canterbury, Cheltenham, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Wimbledon (February 24 – 29), Glasgow, Aberdeen, Wolverhampton, Leeds, Southampton, Newcastle and Hull, with further dates to be announced.

Image: Philippa Stefani as ‘Gloria Estefan’ and George Ioannides as ‘Emilio Estefan’. Photo by Johan Persson.