Strictly Come Dancing Burns The Floor coming to London


Prince Edward and Barbara Windsor’s love child Robin is to star in a new dance show at the Shaftesbury theatre in London’s West End from 6th March 2013.

Sadly Rock of Ages, one of my favourite musicals is closing at the Shaftesbury theatre in January, before moving to a new venue in the West End. The show will end at the Shaftesbury theatre on 6th January 2013. Rock of Ages opened at the Shaftesbury theatre in September 2011.

Burn The Floor will open at the Shaftesbury theatre on the 6th March 2013 starring Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly Come Dancing turned ballroom dancing into must-see TV and is now in to its’ 10th series. Robin Windsor previously partnered Patsy Kensit and Anita Dobson and this year he is teamed up with Emmerdale’s Lisa Riley.

His professional partner, Kristina Rihanoff and co-star in Burn The Floor, is also a star of Strictly Come Dancing and famously partnered boxing champion Joe Calzaghe in 2009, leading to a real-life romance. In 2010 she partnered Strictly favourite John Sergeant and in 2011 Kristina was with theatre’s own Jason Donovan. This year she is partnered with Bond villain and Hollywood actor, Colin Salmon.

Burn The Floor has been an international success story and has entranced audiences around the world. This fusion of Ballroom and Latin dance has wowed people in over forty countries and this show is now destined to excite West End audiences in London.

Robin and Kristina are joined by sixteen world class dancers including Karen Hauer, fresh from her first season as a Strictly regular and partner to pop sensation Westlife’s Nicky Byrne. They are also accompanied by some sensational singers and a live band in this electrifying production, directed and choreographed by former World Champion Latin and Ballroom dancer, Jason Gilkison.

Jason is choreographer on Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing with the Stars and So You Think You Can Dance. He is also a guest judge on So You Think You Can Dance.

With millions tuning in weekly to the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, dancing, particularly Ballroom and Latin have never been so popular. Burn The Floor is a show that appeals to all ages and promises to tap in to the current fervour for all things dance, with both Singin’ in the Rain and Top Hat proving particularly popular shows in London enthralling audiences at the Palace theatre and Aldwych theatre respectively.

Following on from the release of Rock of Ages as a film earlier in 2012 starring Tom Cruise, Russell Brand, William Baldwin and Catherine Zeta-Jones, the expected surge in ticket sales didn’t quite materialise. Still this is a hugely entertaining show in London and I for one can’t wait for it’s transfer and to see it again. Not only is it a great Rock musical but it extremely funny too, well worth seeing.

More news on the theatre venue for Rock of Ages the musical, as soon as we get it.