Flavia’s sights are strictly set on Milton Keynes

Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace star in Dance Til Dawn at Milton Keynes Theatre
Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace star in Dance Til Dawn at Milton Keynes Theatre

BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing favourites, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, are back with a brand new show to wow audiences at Milton Keynes Theatre.

Dance ’Til Dawn is set in 1940s Los Angeles, the golden age of Hollywood, which transports you back to a time of elegance with stunning sets, a live band and world class dancer.

It follows the launch of the dazzling duo’s Midnight Tango show in 2010, which was seen by over half a million people across the UK both on tour and in London’s West End.

During preparations ahead their upcoming arrival at MK from May 5 to May 10, Flavia took time out to tell the Citizen what the audience should expect.

Flavia said: “After doing Midnight Tango for three years we felt it was right to give people something different to bring them something new.

“It was a very lenghty process because we started from scratch; we wanted it to be completely different to Midnight Tango by incorporating dances that we hadn’t done.

“We wanted to mix the musical theatre world, with our world and see what we could create. It was hard to find a logical setting where we could incorporate all the dances and make sense of a story, so we thought the 1940s Hollywood would give us that freedom and the comedy would make it tongue and cheek.

“It was a kind of hit and miss, so we didn’t know if it was going to work because it’s never really been done before.

“The reaction from audiences has just been incredible; it has somehow all come together and it seems to work.

“We have pushed the boundaries to the limit by doing pretty crazy things in the show, which is a lot of fun.”

Since last seeing the dynamic duo, Flavia took part in Strictly’s Christmas special while Vincent flew to Australia to take part in I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! but fans hope the pair will return to their BBC home in the autumn.

Flavia added: “At the moment we’re waiting to see whether we might get a West End theatre for our show in the autumn, which would be amazing and a real cherry on the cake for a new show to get offered a place in London.

“But that would mean we wouldn’t be able to do Strictly, although we are very much open to the idea we could do performances for them. It’s been a part of our lives for seven years so we’ll always have a connection with the show.”

And as there is now an opening for a new presenter since Bruce Forsyth bowed out after a decade on the show, Flavia said she’d love to take over.

“That would be amazing! But it would be a tough call filling Bruces’s show; that wouldn’t be an easy thing to do.”

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