Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Review: Vincent Simone & Flavia Cacace star in Dance 'til Dawn at the Aldwych Theatre

Dance 'til Dawn 
Aldwych Theatre
Reviewed on Monday 3rd November 2014

Marking their return to the West End, Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace's new dance show takes them in a whole new direction. Hot on the heels of the success of Midnight Tango, Dance 'til Dawn shows Vincent and Flavia like you've never seen them before!

Set in 1920s Hollywood, Teddy Kempner (Tommy Dubrowski) narrates the story of romance and jealousy. Abbie Osmon provides top notch diva vocals as Lana Clemenza whilst Vincent and Flavia star as Sadie Strauss and Tony DeLuca who develop a relationship following the murder of leading man Bobby Burns.

The piece is very lighthearted and doesn't take itself too seriously; Kempner makes fun of theatre in general throughout which is often amusing, although at times the humour verges on irritating. The true stars of the show are the wonderful ensemble who are slick, smooth and bursting with joy and charisma. I couldn't get enough of the group numbers and would love to have seen more! The live band sound absolutely amazing, the music is suitably varied, featuring something for everyone.

I love that Vincent and Flavia are given the opportunity to showcase the true extent of their talents. They perform many different styles of dance, but it their Argentine tango which provides the highlight of the evening. They took my breath away! The transfixing number brought the house down.

Scenes may be annoying and some of the acting a little cringeworthy, but Dance 'til Dawn is undeniably fantastic fun. It is harmless entertainment, providing the perfect family treat over the festive period.

Reviewed by Andrew Tomlins (Editor)

Dance ’Til Dawn runs at the Aldwych Theatre. Please visit www.dancetildawnonstage.com for further information and tickets.

Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan

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