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Midnight Tango - The Grand - Leeds

Published by: GRAHAM CLARK on 30th Jul 2013 | View all blogs by GRAHAM CLARK
You could be forgiven for thinking that the show is going to be all about the tango, but I was pleasantly surprised to witness a production that includes some excellent bossa nova jazz songs which were played by a talented 5 piece band.

Midnight Tango

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace have dazzled television audiences for 8 series of the BBC show Strictly Come Dancing and now they have created their own show - Midnight Tango.

The show is set  in a late night bar in Buenos Aires which is run by a husband and wife team, Carlos (Anthony Renshaw) and Rose (Tricia Deighton) who together provide the humour to the show with Renshaw's gestures reminding me of Charlie Chaplin. The chemistry between husbamd and wife worked well.

Of course the stars of the show are Simone and Cacace, who dance the night away at the bar. When El Gato arrives (played by Diomar Giraldo) he tries to win the heart of Sofia (Cacace). The question is, who will win the girl's heart?

Miguel Angel has a singing voice that could rival  Julio Iglesias and throughout the show he is given the opportunity to perform some romantic tracks that are another good reason to see the show. 

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace

The footwork of Simone and Cacace is breathtaking and in perfect timing. There is plenty of leg kicking in true tango style. I came to the show with an open mind and left with a smile on my face. An unexpected surprise.

Runs until Saturday 3 August. Tickets £17.50 - £35.00


1 Comment

  • Cameron Lowe
    by Cameron Lowe 5 years ago
    Excellent review, Graham. Glad you enjoyed the show. I haven't had the chance to see this one, yet. I hope they tour to Glasgow again, soon.
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