Midnight Tango hits the road.....
Can you believe how fast time flies? It seems unbelievable that our West End dates have come to an end? It’s been a non-stop rollercoaster with every single show being like the very first. The last 2 shows were pretty emotional. Both Vin and I struggled to hold back the tears at the end of both shows. In actual fact we didn't. We've had so many friends, family, fans and colleagues come to see the show, some more than once, which we really appreciated and it definitely helped to keep us on our toes. It was a very settling feeling being in one theatre for 10 weeks. It's very easy to become attached, especially when the staff are all so friendly and lovely, so a huge thank you to the Aldwych Theatre for being so beautiful, wonderful and inspiring; we certainly hope to be back.
It was also a very emotional week because we had to say a fond farewell to one of our principal dancers Diomar Giraldo, who has been with us from the beginning. Unfortunately Giraldo will be unable to come on the national tour with us due to prior commitments, but we wish him all the best and think he did such a fantastic job as our "baddie”. On the other hand I would like to say a big welcome to Leonel di Cocco who will be joining the cast. We’ve been in rehearsals again with Leo which is quite a strange feeling in the 10th week of a show, but you can never stop learning or practising and I think Leo will be great in the show and a worthy addition to the cast.
And what can we say about our Lawrence Olivier award nomination?! We were speechless and delighted all at the same time. It's things like this that make all the hard work so worthwhile. The day after the last show my work was not over! Instead I was off to the beautiful Celtic Manor Hotel in Cardiff for the last 2 days of @maxitoneontour. Maxitone has been travelling to various sport centres around the country to meet women and provide one-to-one advice on their diet, fitness and various products that could help them achieve their individual needs. A great incentive I think.
I was there for a photo shoot and a really fun but hard dance class for about 20 competition winners. It was great to be there and it took my mind off the West End run having come to an end. Jimi was the lucky one to take advantage of the spa's facilities. He had a "Steam Temple" which sounded incredible, I would definitely go back for a proper break some time. The place even has 3 championship golf courses and 6 restaurants!! But for us now it's back on the road. Our first venue is Newcastle then Manchester, Southend and Woking, that's as far as I can remember, I'll need to check my schedule - LOL! If any of you would like to catch Midnight Tango on the road, you can check our website for the calendar. I will try and report back from all my stops on tour and let you know how it’s all going. Until then I'm off for some much needed rest. Thanks again to all those of you who continuously come to support us. As always we couldn't do it without you.
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