Brendan Cole to waltz his way to the Churchill Theatre
PUBLISHED: 12:30 23 February 2018
Brendan Cole will be waltzing his way to the Churchill Theatre on Sunday March 25, with his new show All Night Long.
Back by popular demand following a hugely successful and critically acclaimed run last year, All Night Long is Brendan’s latest spectacular production from PMB Presentations.
Brendan explained how he enjoys the connection with the audience and emotion that comes from the show: “When you tell a story that’s an emotional thing, obviously you’re just dancing but people pick up on that emotion and the meanings change because they’re watching it and interpreting it as if it were in their own life.
“You know you’ve done a really good thing when an audience is moved by a dance.
“If something is well-received - when people are on their feet cheering you - that’s a phenomenal, very powerful feeling and you can’t really recreate that in any other industry.”
Best known for his long-running stint on TV favourite Strictly Come Dancing, where he and his first dance partner Natasha Kaplinsky were crowned winners in the first series in 2004, Brendan brings high energy dynamite dance together with live music, stunning special effects and his own dazzling choreography.
Speaking about whether the classic Lionel Richie song All Night Long would be featuring in the show, Brendan confirmed that it will be: “We open with that number.
“It’s got a great vibe.
“We’ve got a live band onstage, 13 musicians all doing their thing, so it’s not just a dance show.
“The quality and class of the musicians playing a full-on Lionel Richie number, it’s phenomenal.
“You’d want to go to watch the band alone.”
Created and hosted by Brendan, audiences will be taken on a journey through dance, music, comedy, passion, intimacy and all things ballroom.
He is joined on stage by a sensational cast of superbly talented championship dancers and a 13-piece band and singers; whipping up an extravagant mix of Latin fever and ballroom magic.
Brendan added: “The waltz is definitely my favourite because of the power of the music.
“We tell the story of an affair and it’s really moving.
“But with a show like this, we have to have it all... One minute doing this beautiful waltz, the next minute an Argentine Tango – and finish with a massive jive.”
Featuring tantalising Tango, powerful Paso Doble, elegant Foxtrot and breath taking Waltz - with some surprises thrown in - this is no ordinary dance show.
“It’s really important to me for every person to have a really special and exciting night.
“One of my favourite things to do is, just after the show has finished, to peek out from behind the staging and get a little reaction as to what people are saying!”
Brendan moved from New Zealand to England at 18, and when asked if he could give his past self any advice, he said he would try more things:
“We’re all quite insecure as youngsters and tend to let our insecurities rule our future.
“You’re better off being forward thinking rather than negative and holding back.”
If Brendan could have a dance named after him, he revealed that the style would have to be classy.
He said: “It has to be something like a foxtrot.
“Something really classy, beautiful and emotional. If you think back to the greats, like Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Gene Kelly, they had class, real power in their dance and something really special that you just want to be a part of it.
“I want to be a dance that would reflect that, so yes, a foxtrot.”
All Night Long will be Brendan’s tenth annual concert tour following Live & Unjudged (2010/2011 /2012), Licence to Thrill (2013 & 2014) A Night To Remember (2015/2016) and All Night Long (2017).
Tickets cost between £36.00 - £41.00, to book call the theatre’s box office on 020 3285 6000 or visit churchilltheatre.co.uk.