Strictly Come Dancing: Here Come The Boys

New show from the Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez.

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Strictly Come Dancing: Here Come The Boys


Strictly Come Dancing professional dancers Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez have announced they will perform a 38-date UK tour together throughout June and July 2019 in a spectacular new show called Here Come The Boys.

This is the show that everyone has been calling out for. Out to demonstrate why they are considered the rock stars of dance, Aljaž, Giovanni and Gorka will have audiences out of their seats when they feast on the visual delights the boys have in store.

Here Come The Boys will be like no other Strictly show; in a club setting, the show’s live resident DJ will spin a cutting-edge soundtrack of dance-floor anthems, club classics and guilty pleasures whilst Aljaž, Giovanni and Gorka go head-to-head in a battle of Latin, Ballroom, Commercial and Contemporary dance disciplines - with the audience judging the contest each night.

In addition, the show will feature live vocals from Elizabeth Troy (formerly with Clean Bandit).

From the producers of the smash-hit dance shows Rip it Up and Remembering Fred, Here Come The Boys is directed and choreographed by Gareth Walker and co-choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing professional dancer Janette Manrara.

The tour begins on 15th June and ends on 28th July, including a matinée and evening performance at London’s Adelphi Theatre on 14th July.

Additional matinée performances will take place at The Theatre Royal in Newcastle (Sunday, 23rd June), The Forum Theatre in Bridlington (Sunday, 10th July), The Octagon Theatre in Yeovil (Sunday, 21st July), The Theatre Royal in Brighton (Sunday, 26th July) and Cliff’s Pavilion in Southend (Sunday, 28th July).

A nineteen-time Slovenian champion in Ballroom, Latin and Ten Dance, Aljaž Škorjanec became an instant hit on his Strictly debut in 2013 when he partnered model and TV presenter Abbey Clancy to lift the coveted Glitterball Trophy. Having appeared in every series since, Aljaž and his partner, actress Gemma Atkinson, were runners-up in the 2017 final.

Aljaž said, “Having worked on Strictly Come Dancing with Gorka and Giovanni for the past four years, I know we are going to deliver a truly incredible show for audiences all over the UK. And while we might all be the best of friends, the show’s competitive element means that there will be no love lost when we battle it out on the dance floor to win the audience vote. Serious bragging rights are at stake!”

Before making his Strictly debut in 2016, Spanish superstar Gorka Marquez represented Spain in the World Latin Championships in 2010, reaching the semi-finals of the 2012 WDSF World Cup and then, in 2014, touring the world in the smash-hit dance show Burn The Floor.

Affectionately nicknamed ‘Gorka the corka’ by the British public, he partnered the singer and actress Alexandra Burke all the way to the 2017 Strictly final, where, along with Aljaž and Gemma Atkinson, they finished as runners-up to Joe McFadden and Katya Jones.

Gorka said, "The team behind Here Come The Boys are renowned for producing amazing shows, so I didn’t have to think twice about joining the tour. To be touring with Aljaž and Giovanni - not only two fantastic dancers but two of my best mates - is the icing on the cake. Gareth Walker and our fellow Strictly pro dancer Janette Manrara are both amazing choreographers, so we know they’ll be pushing us hard to bring out the very best from myself and the boys. We look forward to seeing everybody on the dance-floor."

With four series of Strictly Come Dancing under his belt, Sicily-born Giovanni Pernice has proved to be a huge hit with the viewing public, making it to the final on three occasions with his celebrity dance partners; Coronation Street actress Georgia May Foote (2015), television, radio and stage performer Debbie McGee (2017), and Steps singer Faye Tozer (2018).

Giovanni is also the current Guinness World Record holder for Jive kicks and flicks, performing 55 in 30 seconds in a challenge held on Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two, with supervision by Guinness World Records.

Giovanni said, “I am so excited to be starring in Here Come The Boys with Aljaž and Gorka, two of the world’s greatest dancers. It really is a dream team scenario for all of us. I also know Aljaž and Gorka will really want to beat me, as they both secretly know I’m the best dancer. I can’t wait to be crowned champion every single night!”

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Tour dates 2019

At 33 venues:

Adelphi Theatre, London WC2R

409–412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS

Sun 14 Jul

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 412 4651

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 7QR

Sat 29 Jun

Sold out / 01256 844244

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

Exchange Street, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, HP20 1UG

Wed 26 Jun


Bonus Arena, Hull

Myton Street, Hull, HU1 2AG

Wed 17 Jul

£25–£42.50 / 01482 456220

Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Lower Mosley Street, Manchester, Lancashire, M2 3WS

Thu 27 Jun

Sold out / 0844 907 9000

Cambridge Corn Exchange

Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB

Sat 6 Jul

£48.87 / 01223 357851

The Central Theatre, Chatham

170 High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4AS

Tue 23 Jul


Churchill Theatre, Bromley

High Street, Bromley, Kent, BR1 1HA

Wed 24 Jul

£52.10–£56.70 / 020 3285 6000

Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea

Station Road, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS0 7RA

Sun 28 Jul

£34.27–£50.38 / 01702 351135

De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Granville Road, Leicester, LE1 7RU

Sat 22 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0116 233 3111

Floral Pavilion Theatre, New Brighton

Marine Promenade, New Brighton, Wirral, CH45 2JS

Tue 2 Jul

£48.87–£54.62 / 0151 666 0000

Wed 3 Jul

£48.87–£54.62 / 0151 666 0000

The Forum, Bath

1A Forum Buildings, St James Parade, Bath, Somerset, BA1 1UG

Thu 11 Jul

£28.75–£48.87 / 0844 888 9991

The Forum Theatre, Billingham

Queensway, Billingham, Cleveland, TS23 2LJ

Wed 10 Jul

£43.12 (£40.25) / 01642 552663

Harrogate International Centre

King's Road, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG1 5LA

Tue 25 Jun

Sold out / 01423 537230

Hull Venue

Myton Street, Hull, HU1 2AG

Wed 17 Jul

£44.22 / 01724 290641

Music Hall, Aberdeen

Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS

Thu 20 Jun

Sold out / 01224 641122

New Victoria Theatre, Woking

Peacocks Centre, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6GQ

Sun 30 Jun

£30.15–£50.15 / 0844 871 7645

Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

Royal Centre, Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND

Thu 4 Jul

Sold out / 0115 989 5555

Octagon Theatre, Yeovil

Hendford, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1UX

Sun 21 Jul

Sold out / 01935 422884

Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Home Gardens, Dartford, Kent, DA1 1ED

Fri 28 Jun

£50.37 / 01322 220000

Perth Concert Hall

Mill Street, Perth, PH1 5HZ

Fri 21 Jun

Sold out / 01738 621031

Princess Theatre, Torquay

Torbay Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ2 5EZ

Sat 27 Jul

Sold out / 0870 847 2315

Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Piccadilly, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 1AP

Tue 16 Jul

£30.15–£50.15 / 0844 871 7649

St David's Hall, Cardiff

The Hayes, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF10 1SH

Fri 12 Jul

£43.12 / 029 2087 8444

St George's Hall, Bradford

Bridge Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1JT

Tue 9 Jul

Sold out / 01274 432000

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B1 2EA

Sat 20 Jul

£43.12–£48.87 / 0121 345 0600

The Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

59 Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, South Humberside, DN15 7RG

Thu 18 Jul

£49.52 / 0844 854 2776

Theatre Royal, Brighton

New Road, Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 1SD

Thu 25 Jul

£30.15–£50.15 / 0870 060 6650

Fri 26 Jul

£30.15–£50.15 / 0870 060 6650

Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne

100 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear, NE1 6BR

Sun 23 Jun

£44.87–£50.62 / 0844 811 2121

Theatre Royal, Norwich

Theatre Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RL

Sun 7 Jul

Sold out / 01603 630000

Venue Cymru, Llandudno

Irving Road, Llandudno, Conwy, LL30 1BB

Fri 19 Jul

£48.87 / 01492 872000

Victoria Hall, Stoke-on-Trent

Bagnall Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST1 3AD

Tue 16 Jul

£31.25–£146.25 / 0844 871 7649

William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Glyndwr University, Mold Road, Wrexham, Clwyd, LL11 2AW

Sat 13 Jul


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