7-11 April 2015
Reviewed by Debbie Douglas
The King’s Theatre Glasgow is one of the city’s oldest and most ornate theatres. It is situated on Bath Street close to the centre of Glasgow. There are plenty of facilities available and there are a few lovely bars dotted about which have some fascinating photographs of the great stars that have stood on the Kings stage. The theatre staff were friendly and helpful. The theatre is easily accessible by bus and train and would just be a short taxi ride away.
Dance ‘til Dawn stars the former BBC dancers from Strictly Come Dancing, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace. I had expected the show to be just the two of them dancing various numbers but this is not the case. I don’t want to give too much away to anyone who is going to see this show but Vincent and Flavia play two characters in a plot straight from the golden era of Hollywood. The show is hinged together by the very funny narrator Tommy (Teddy Kempner) who keeps the action flowing along very nicely. Vincent and Flavia don’t utter a word throughout but let their dancing do the talking. There is no doubt this couple are talented they dance so beautifully together from the quickstep to their Argentine tango which closes the show. The couple fly across the stage as though they are walking on air. My favourite was the dance where Vincent is behind bars the choreography was just amazing and the chemistry between the two sizzles. It is an absolute joy to watch these two dance together.
The other dancers in this show are also enormously talented and when the whole cast is dancing it just looks amazing. You are transported back to the Hollywood greats. The girls are all legs and lipstick and their costumes were stunning. The male dancers were just as good which I find is a rare treat. The whole cast were energetic and in perfect time. This production is not just about dancing though, the character Lana Clemenza (Abbie Osmon) almost steals the show with her singing classics such as “I’m a woman” and “That’s Life”.
Another string to the show’s bow is the use of “the voice” (Oliver Darley) to sing some of the songs from a balcony on the stage and on the stage in the nightclub. His voice was fantastic and added another dimension to the show.
In conclusion this is a glorious concoction of dance, classic songs and fabulous singing and it comes together perfectly. I could sit and watch it all over again tonight. Vincent and Flavia are the modern day Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and this show is a blast.
Tickets cost from £12.90 to £53.90 (plus £2.85 transaction fee).
Dance ’til Dawn is at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow until 11 April 2015. For more information or to book tickets click here or call the box office on 0844 871 7648.
King’s Theatre, 297 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4JN | 0844 871 7648