Strictly Come Dancing stars Kevin and Joanne Clifton coming to Weston-super-Mare
Written by Bridgwater Mercury on November 28, 2020
A PAIR of Strictly Come Dancing champions – brother and sister Kevin and Joanne Clifton – are coming to Weston-super-Mare early next year, for an intimate show produced for a socially distanced audience.
‘An Evening with Kevin and Joanne Clifton’ comes to The Playhouse in Weston on Friday, February 5, 2021, with a start time of 7.30pm and tickets costing £36.
The siblings were originally due to tour together for the first time earlier this year in the world’s leading ballroom show, ‘Burn the Floor’, but the Covid-19 pandemic meant the tour was unable to go ahead.
While the tour has been successfully rescheduled to 2021, Kevin will now be headlining it without his sister, as Joanne’s prior commitments mean she is no longer available.
Hailing from a successful dancing family – parents Judy and Keith are former world champions – the Clifton siblings have numerous competitive ballroom and Latin dance accolades between them.
They have both also won the sought-after glitterball trophy on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing – Joanne in 2016 with TV presenter Ore Oduba, and Kevin in 2018 with journalist Stacey Dooley.
Keen to still work with his sister, Kevin and the show’s producers came up with the idea of the ‘An Evening with’ show, perfect for a smaller audience.
This more intimate show will give audiences a glimpse into the Cliftons’ dancing lives, from young children growing up in a dancing family, to the successful performers they are today.
They will sing songs from their CD, share stories of their dancing lives and perform some favourite ballroom and Latin dances with their professional partners.
Talking about the show, Kevin said: “Although we all miss performing and producing live shows and it is great to be able to get back on stage, we know people’s health and safety is paramount.
“Myself, Joanne and our producers feel a responsibility to the theatre industry to help rebuild audience confidence, so that one day theatres will be full again.”
The production is suitable for a socially distanced audience and is being created and toured with the audience, theatre staff, cast and crew safety at the forefront.
The second national lockdown led to the tour being rescheduled to January and February 2021, with full up-to-date information available at the show website here.
Details of how to book tickets for the Weston show can be found here, or by calling the Box Office (01934 645 544).
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