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Theatre Review: Midnight Tango - Phoenix Theatre, London ✭✭✭✭✭

Midnight Tango
Phoenix Theatre

The setting - Rosa and Carlos' run down Cuban feel bar, a rather sumptuous looking set by Morgan Large,  where you get the feeling when walking into the auditorium that you actually are in Cuba, with the haze trickling into the surrounds.

Rosa and Carlos bring a comedy element to the show, their love life dwindling, Carlos aiming to woo her back amongst all the dancing that goes on from a very strong worldwide ensemble of dancers. With a live band on stage (Tango Siempre) providing the ultimate backdrop of Cuban, Latin, Tango music with Miguel Angel providing vocals - the soundtrack is amazing.



But what would Midnight Tango be without the dancing? Well let me tell you now,  the dancing is just mind-blowing from all involved. The exoticness of the Tango, the raw energy, power, love and lust throughout the show provides us with, at times, jaw-dropping moves which are stunningly performed. The way the dancers are in time and together throughout is quite simply astonishing. The speed of the final piece had me in awe at the rate everyones legs were moving.

Strictly Come Dancing stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are the choreographers of this wonderful piece of theatre, but I wouldn't say they are stars the show - the whole team involved are!
Everything from the set, band, ensemble performers, and even the lighting from James Whiteside is brilliant - the colours and angles used bringing out the lines and the definitions of the sexy and provocative dancing look lovely.

A wonderful evening of entertainment, and incredibly worthy of 5 stars! ✭✭✭✭✭
Catch this in the West End or on UK Tour - Not to be missed!

LISTINGS INFORMATION 

Phoenix Theatre until 2nd March
Charing Cross Road
London WC2H 0JP 

Performances: Mondays – Saturdays at 7:30pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 3.00pm
(N.B. Tuesday 5 February at 7.00pm)

Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes including interval
Book tickets HERE
Tickets: £20 – £55
Box Office: 0844 871 7629
Website: www.MidnightTango.co.uk

UK Tour dates:

13 – 16 March Eastbourne Congress Theatre 01323 412 000
18 – 23 March Norwich Theatre Royal 01603 63 00 00
25 – 30 March Woking New Victoria Theatre 0844 871 7645
2 – 6 April       Southend Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351 135
15 – 20 April   Bath Theatre Royal 01225 448 844
22 – 27 April   Nottingham Theatre Royal 0115 989 5555
29 April – 4 May Wycombe Swan 01494 512 000
7 – 11 May      Birmingham Alexandra Theatre 0844 871 3011
13 – 18 May    Newcastle Theatre Royal 0844 811 2121
17 – 22 June    Truro Hall for Cornwall 01872 262466
24 – 29 June    Cardiff New Theatre 029 2087 8889
1 – 6 July         Hull New Theatre 01482 300 300
8 – 13 July       Northampton Derngate 01604 624 811
15 – 20 July     Canterbury Marlow Theatre 01227 787 787
23 – 27 July     Manchester Opera House 0844 871 3018
29 July – 3 August Leeds Grand Theatre 0844 848 2700

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