Channing Tatum dances onstage at Magic Mike Live opening night

The Hollywood superstar was in town to launch the London production of his show

The cast of Magic Mike Live
The cast of Magic Mike Live
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Channing Tatum helped launch the West End production of Magic Mike Live last night.

The actor, who co-conceived and co-directed the stage show based on the films, took to the stage at the Hippodrome Casino proving that he's not lost the moves that made his film franchise a worldwide hit.

The first six months of the run sold out within five days of going on sale. A further 10,000 tickets were released in September. Further tickets are available through the 'Magic Mondays' scheme every week.

Billed as a 360-degree dance and acrobatic spectacular, the show is co-directed by Tatum, and Alison Faulk (with Teresa Espinosa as associate director), with choreography by Faulk, Espinosa and Luke Broadlick. The show is designed by Rachel O'Toole with scenic design by Rob Bissinger and Anita LaScala, costume design by Marina Toyvina, lighting by Philip Gladwell and video design by Luke Halls. Jack Rayner is musical supervisor with sound design by Mick Kourtides, aerial choreography and apparatus design by Dreya Weber.