Review: Stars of Strictly, Kings Theatre

David Calder as Julius Caesar in the play of the same name at The Bridge Theatre. Picture by Manuel Harlan

Beware the Ides of March, but enjoy this screening

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Oodles of sequins, diamanté, and bugle beads, just what ‘Strictly’ devotees love darling.

Saturday night and ‘Stars of Strictly’ has come to Southsea.

The main stars being Pasha Kovalev and Katya Virshilas of BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.

Joined in the show by four guest professional dancers,30-plus pupils of Giselle Academy performing two spots of high-energy street dance, and the compere Mike Newman.

He wasn’t my cup of Pina Colada, bit end of the pier cheesy dear.

But the sexy bootilicious Salsa that followed him was fabulous.

Little did the audience know, that after the interval Katya would have us off our seats shaking our booties.

Continuing the pre-interval dancing with a Cha Cha Cha, and an exquisite hold your breath/hear a pin drop Waltz from Pasha and Katya. Beautiful. The two stars then sat on the stage, very relaxed, answering text messages from the audience.

‘Great Ball of Fire’ Jive opened the second half.

But the highlight for me was Katya with the three male dancers performing a very atmospheric, sensual Argentine Tango.

Three lucky ladies from the audience came on stage to dance with Pasha. Great fun.

Excellent music, superb dancing...a ‘Strictly fan’s dream.