This fast paced, energetic, fun filled dance extravaganza captivates the audience from the word go,

and the company of live musicians, singers and dancers perfectly complement the stunning talent

of Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace.

Consummate professionals throughout, the Strictly pair threw themselves into this, their final

dance production. They dominate the stage, flowing effortlessly through a multitude of dance

genres including boogie woogie, jive, all manner of ballroom disciplines and of course their

signature - the beloved Argentine Tango. Each segment is given its own unique twist demonstrating their

enduring chemistry and teamwork, first witnessed on Strictly Come Dancing so many years ago.

The scene is set in a simple attic, an elderly man, George, played by Teddy Kemper, sifting through

his belongings preparing to move on. He discovers treasured memorabilia that triggers precious

memories of the love of his life. The audience is immediately transported to their first meeting,

and the dance begins to tell their tender, joyful and ultimately heart breaking story of love.

Morgan Large’s simple set allows full expression of each memory George relives and James

Whiteside’s exquisite lighting completes each picture as each stage of the couples journey unfolds.

Callum Clack, Diana Girgau, Rebecca Herszenhorn, Jamie Hughes- Ward, Aaron James, Rebecca

Lisewski, Jemima Laddy and Grant Thresh follow the lead of Vincent and Flavia as they inject even

more emotion into each scene.

Matthew Gent performs the majority of the songs that become the soundtrack to George’s life

adding his own style to the familiar tunes, his version of Autumn Leaves up there with the best we

have heard.

Vicky Gill, ensures each costume change evokes the fashions of the era and delivers the sparkle we have come to expect.

A must see production, the standing ovation confirming that Vincent and Flavia have definitely saved the best till last. What a treat! A smorgasbord of dance delights not to be missed.

Valerie Peat & Caroline Smith 5/5