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Midnight Tango returns to the W/E

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

NEXT Year, Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone return to the West End with their show Midnight Tango. Celebrating the drama, sensuality and elegance of the tango, it runs at the Phoenix Theatre from January 30 to March 2, 2013.

Following the London dates, the show will tour to Eastbourne, Norwich, Woking, Southend, Bath, Nottingham, Wycombe, Birmingham, Newcastle, Truro, Cardiff, Hull, Northampton, Canterbury, Manchester and Leeds.

Blood Brothers continues at the Phoenix Theatre until November 10, 2012. It will be followed – from November 22, 2012 to January 26, 2013 – by Goodnight Mister Tom.

Previously Posted: Created by and starring Strictly Come Dancing‘s Flavia Cacace and Vincent Simone, Midnight Tango will transfer to the West End for a 10-week season.

The show, which brings to life all the drama, sensuality and elegance of the tango, is currently on tour and will run at the Aldwych Theatre from January 20 to March 31, 2012.

Set in a late-night bar in downtown Buenos Aires, Midnight Tango takes the audience on a journey into the heart of this intoxicating city, with dance and music telling a story that combines danger and excitement, joy and jealousy, pain and passion.

Since meeting in their teens, Flavia and Vincent have become one of the country’s most successful Argentine tango acts, having competed successfully together for many years. For two consecutive years (2005 and 2006), they were World Argentine Tango Show champions – just one of their many titles.

However, it was after they joined the Strictly Come Dancing team that they became household names.

Midnight Tango, which also features ten other tango dancers and a group of onstage musicians, is co-produced by Arlene Phillips and Adam Spiegel, who has produced extensively in the West End, on UK tour and internationally.

A former Strictly Come Dancing judge, Arlene Phillips’ varied career spans directing, producing, writing, choreographing and presenting. Her theatre credits as choreographer include The Wizard of Oz, Flashdance, The Sound of Music, Grease, We Will Rock You, Saturday Night Fever and Starlight Express.

Midnight Tango is directed by Karen Bruce and designed by Morgan Large, with lighting by James Whiteside, sound by Gareth Owen, costumes by Leena Teperi and live music provided by Tango Siempre.