This weekend was the weekend we went to the theatre and got truly Strictlified.
On Friday night, I got dressed as a flapper girl and was taken to see the hugely talented Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox (and yes, I did attempt the Charleston throughout the show,) On Saturday, we went to see Wicked where my 5 year old wanted to defy gravity but realising this would be very challenging requested this look instead:
And yesterday, I was lucky enough to be taken to Sadler’s Wells to experience the impressively amazing show that is Immortal Tango!
Immortal Tango is the creation of the international Tango superstar, German Cornejo. It brings together passion, glamour, drama, exquisite costumes and brilliant live music. It sounded as thrilling as a Strictly Live show, and we were not to be disappointed. The whole show was truly amazing.
I love the drama and passion that the Tango exude. Over the years on Strictly we have been treated to some truly incredible tangos. Take for example Mark Ramprakash and Karen Hardy’s iconic Argentine Tango, or Zoe and Ian’s dramatic Ballroom Tango and more recently Simon and Kristina’s amazing Argentine Tango. This show not only reminded us of some of these brilliant Strictly moments, but also made appreciate what an incredible dance is the tango.
The dancing and choreography from start to finish were truly exquisite. There were dramatic moments which thrilled us (such as the choreographed fight scene,) moments which made us laugh (such as the comedy picnic moment) and emotional moments which did make our eyes leak ever so slightly (such as the contemporary balletic Schindler’s List routine.)
The music really added to the atmosphere. There were traditional tango songs, as well as more modern pop songs which had us singing along in our seats. Credit has to go to the amazing singer and band (all of whom are very very talented.) My nearly 6 year old now wants to learn the accordion because of you. The costumes were also divine and gave us serious dress envy.
We loved the show and it transported us all the way to Buenos Aires (without the jet lag.) The show’s name is perfectly apt. From the traditional to the more modern interpretations of this dance form, it shows us that tango really is immortal. It will keep changing and thrilling us for many more years to come.
In our opinion it deserves 10/10, a glitterball and a 5* review!
Immortal Tango is on at the Peacock Theatre, Sadler’s Wells until the 19th March. For tickets and more information, visit http://www.sadlerswells.com