DANCE EXTRAVAGANZA HEADS TO WHITLEY BAY FOR UK TOUR 2017
New show will feature
Strictly’s Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe
Somewhere In Time – An Audience With Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe
Whitley Bay Playhouse
Tuesday 11th April 2017
A new stage show featuring two of the lead dance stars from BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is coming to Whitley Bay as part of a major new national UK tour in 2017.
Somewhere In Time – An Audience With Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe is a brand new production which promises dance fans and audiences a night to remember when it comes to the Playhouse.
Strictly’s favourite couple are back with a bang after their first successful UK tour earlier this year. And this new show is set to prove to be another smash-hit production filled with breath-taking routines, stunning costumes, wonderful music and plenty of romance.
The golden dance couple are busy preparing to take their new show on the road for four months between March and June 2017. They will dance their way through 68 shows in 62 venues when they travel across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
Somewhere In Time – An Audience With Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe comes to the PLAYHOUSE on Tuesday 11th April 2017.
Ian and Natalie have become family favourites on the hit BBC show which is now in to its 14th season. They are best known for their high intensity performances and the pro-pairing have always pushed the boundaries of dance to bring out the very best of their celebrity partners.
Ian and Natalie have created an entire new show with specially choreographed routines of their favourite Ballroom and Latin dances, styles which the couple specialise in – Ian in Latin American and Natalie in Ballroom.
Audiences will be transported to a time of tradition and romance, and new music has also been developed to accompany the routines. The dance showcase spectacular will also feature stories, laughter, and a close-up look at the lives of Ian and Natalie.
Natalie can been seen in the current series of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing putting celebrity dance partner, Olympic gold medallist long jumper Greg Rutherford, through his paces.
The thirty-six-year-old Australian, who originally hails from Sydney, was a regular professional on Dancing With The Stars in Australia before heading to the UK. It was back in 2009 when Natalie first graced the Strictly dancefloor, dancing her way to the final with actor Ricky Whittle. Her dance partners on the show have since included actor Scott Maslen, boxer Audley Harrison, cricketer Michael Vaughan, celebrity auctioneer Tim Wonnacott, and chef Ainsley Harriott.
Natalie Lowe commented: “We are absolutely delighted to announce our new tour for 2017, it’s always a pleasure dancing with Ian. I’m loving every minute of this series of Strictly, but it’s also such an amazing feeling taking a new show out on the road and meeting the fans. It’s a very special feeling seeing the faces of audience members and how much they are enjoying the performances.”
Since hanging up his dance shoes on Strictly, Ian has become a firm favourite behind the scenes on Strictly Come Dancing’s It Takes Two programme with his very own slot, Waite's Wednesday Warm-Up – during which he casts his expert eye over the weekly progress of the celebrities and their professional partners.
Forty-five-year-old Ian, from Reading, is enjoying an illustrious dance career. He began dancing aged 10 when he accompanied his younger brother to Saturday dance lessons and was enticed onto the dancefloor for the very first time. Even then, it was clear to all that despite being in his school rugby and football teams, Ian was a born performer and dancer.
Ian went on to make it to the European Professional Latin Championships finals in 2003. His celebrity dance partners on Strictly Come Dancing have included singer Mica Paris, Olympian Denise Lewis, model Penny Lancaster-Stewart, model Jodie Kidd, and radio personality and television presenter Zoe Ball.
Ian Waite added: “Natalie and I had an incredible time touring the country earlier this year for our first ever UK tour. We were overwhelmed and humbled with the response we received. And now we’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be back on the road next year with even more dates for 2017. Wonderful dance routines, beautiful music, stunning costumes, amusing tales and plenty of romance – what’s not to like. See you there!”
Fans can make their experience even more special with a chance to meet the stars after the show. Places are limited and just 30 fans will have the rare opportunity to enjoy a Meet & Greet with Ian and Natalie – what a fantastic present idea for fans of the dance extravaganza!
The lucky group will receive a programme which they can have personally signed. Guests are welcome to take their own photog raphs with Ian and Natalie, and have their own memorabilia signed.
Meet & Greet places are £20 each in addition to a ticket purchase.
Tickets costing from £22.50 are on sale now.