Stars of Strictly Come Dancing in the West End
After waltzing and quickstepping their way around the ballroom floor, many of the stars of Strictly Come Dancing have gone on to star in West End productions. Read all about some of the Strictly alumni who have graced the stage in recent years and book your tickets now to see their dancing feet in action at some of London’s biggest musicals.
Strictly Come Dancing takes over the West End
Strictly Come Dancing professional Kevin Clifton will star as Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer at Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre next year. He’ll play a popular wedding singer who is dumped at the altar, taking his anger out on other newlyweds. But, will he be able to find love? Join Kevin Clifton at theatre’s biggest party of the year.
In 2016, Danny Mac stunned audiences every week with his dancing ability on Strictly, paired with Oti Mabuse. Making his way to the final with ease, he was beaten by Ore Oduba to the title, but Mac has enjoyed a glittering theatrical career ever since. In recent years, he has starred in productions of Sunset Boulevard and On The Town at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and starred in White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre. He’ll also star as Edward Lewis in Pretty Woman: The Musical at the Piccadilly Theatre in 2020.
Having starred as Violet Newstead in 9 to 5 last year, Redknapp returns to the Savoy Theatre to reprise the role from 10th February 2020. The British singer competed in Strictly Come Dancing in 2016, and has since starred in a UK touring production of Cabaret as Sally Bowles.
Jay McGuiness and Kimberley Walsh
See two Strictly Come Dancing stars in one at Sleepless: A Musical Romance. After appearing in Big together, they’ll reunite on stage to play Sam and Annie in the musical’s world premiere at the Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre. They’re both Strictly Come Dancing finalists, so you won’t want to miss their performances.
Competing in the 2013 series of Strictly Come Dancing, Patrick Robinson is best known for starring in BBC’s medical drama Casualty. His West End credits include War Horse at the Gillian Lynne Theatre and in 2020, he’ll star in The Seagull alongside Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke.
Aljaz and Janette
After lighting up the stage as professional dancers on Strictly Come Dancing, Aljaz and Janette will perform their brand new show Remembering The Oscars. This incredible production will take you from Disney family favourites, through to the Golden Ages of Hollywood and Bollywood, with songs from legendary songwriters and iconic stars.
Starring in the 2011 series of Strictly Come Dancing, Jason Donovan reached the final of Strictly Come Dancing and was partnered with Kristina Rihanoff. After Strictly, he returned to the West End to star in the 2019 revival of Joseph at the Palladium as the Pharaoh and he’ll reprise the role next year.
Count down with us as we celebrate the best routines to have ever been performed on Strictly Come Dancing.