G’Day Poms, Sally Sequins here, with a fresh update on the UK premiere of Strictly Ballroom The Musical.
Well, I can tell you that the cast have been out and about all over Leeds showing off their glamorous glittering gowns and beautiful ballroom steps – and I’ve had exclusive backstage access to all of the action!
Just yesterday I joined the amazing Charlotte Gooch and Gary Watson, who play Tina Sparkle and Ken Railings, as they took to the floor of Victoria Gate. Charlotte partnered Harry Gration and Gary partnered Amy Garcia in a spectacular dance off for BBC Look North’s Children in Need Challenge!
Before that was the Leeds Christmas Light switch-on at Victoria Gardens on Thursday 10 November. Fernando Mira, who plays Rico, wowed the crowd with his fabulous footwork performing some amazing Flamenco steps.
Then the Saturday before I also went along with the cast to Trinity Leeds Wonder Weekend. The dancers lit up the floor with their dazzling dancing and beautiful ball gowns. Gemma Sutton and Sam Lips sang their hearts out, giving the huge crowd at Trinity an amazing rendition of Love is in the Air. It was truly magical!
Right Sheilas, that’s all from me this time. Hope you enjoy the gorgeous pictures – it’ll be opening night (30 November) before we know it. I’ll leave you with this fabulous video of Charlotte Gooch and Gary Watson. Enjoy!
Photography by Anthony Robling.