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Russell Grant reunites with Strictly‘s Flavia in West End Midnight Tango

Russell Grant will reunite with his Strictly Come Dancing partner Flavia Cacace when he joins her and Vincent Simone in the forthcoming West End return of Midnight Tango.

Grant, who was paired with Flavia during last year’s Strictly series, will play Argentinian bar owner Carlos in the show, which runs for a strictly limited season at the Phoenix Theatre from 30 January to 2 March 2013.

Producer and former Strictly judge Arlene Phillips said: “Russell’s partnership with Flavia is well known, but I too have
had a dance partnership with Russell, which began with his appearance in
the title role of The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium, followed by
playing Teen Angel in the current national tour of Grease, and I’m
delighted we now have a third partnership.”

Friends reunited: Russell & Flavia in Strictly Come Dancing

Phillips and co-producer Adam Spiegel also announced today that they are rescheduling press night to tie in with Grant’s birthday on 5

Midnight Tango is set in a late-night bar in downtown Buenos Aires. The show, which “brings to life all the drama, sensuality and elegance of the tango”, is choreographed by Vincent and Flavia who are joined on stage by a company of ten other tango dancers.

The West End run is followed by a UK tour which kicks off in Eastbourne from 13 to 16 March 2013 and will visit
Norwich, Woking, Southend, Bath, Nottingham, Wycombe, Birmingham,
Newcastle, Truro, Cardiff, Hull, Northampton, Canterbury, Manchester and

Midnight Tango is directed by Karen Bruce, designed by Morgan
and lit by James Whiteside. Live music is provided by Tango
Siempre, featuring vocalist Miguel Angel.