Brendan Cole, one of the best-known performers on the BBC’s annual dance competition, is embarking on his ninth tour starting this month. His new show Brendan Cole: All Night Long is coming to the Alhambra in Dunfermline on January 28; the Theatre Royal in Glasgow on January 29; His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen on February 21 and Festival Hall in Edinburgh on March 26.
The New Zealand-born star will take to the stage alongside eight hand-picked championship dancers and a 14-piece band, and he’s looking forward to seeing his Scottish fans.
He said: “I love Scotland. The audiences are having a good time before you even get there! What I love about them is that you don’t have to try hard to win them over, they want to be part of the show – they want to have a good time. This will be my fourth production over the last six or seven years and while the format will be similar to what I have done before with live music and chat, I will be trying to step up the quality. Primarily though it’s a dance, variety and entertainment show with a 14-piece band which will be amazing. The live vibe will be sensational. I want to give people a Strictly experience. People watching the show on a Saturday night see it but they don’t experience it. Experiencing it live is something very special. I am very excited about my cast of dancers – it is a melting pot of talent on stage.”
The audience will get to see every style of ballroom and Latin dance but Brendan does have a favourite to perform: “My favourite is the waltz. When you get an emotional song you can tell a really magical story and I love seeing the audience reaction. It is a powerful experience.” I just want audiences to come along and enjoy it.”
Visit www.brendancole.com/all-night-long for tickets.