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Strictly siblings hotfoot it to the Albany

An Evening with Kevin and Joanne Clifton, Albany Theatre, The Butts, Coventry, Nov 22

The Albany is another theatre coming back to life in the wake of lockdown with a limited socially-distanced performance by Strictly Come Dancing stars Kevin and Joanne Clifton.

The super-siblings promise an evening of not only ballroom and Latin but but also songs and stories - many rich in anecdotes from their years appearing on the BBC's most successful programme ever.

Certainly it's the most expensive show ever as, over the years, the professional dancers have hoisted scores of unlikely soap stars, sporting giants and game-for-a-laugh politicians into the spotlight, . That's before they are unceremoniously dropped again during the embarrassing first round eliminations.

Not that Kevin ever dropped documentary maker Stacey Dooley who he last helped lift the coveted Glitter Ball in one of the five wins he had during his seven years on the show. And that doesn't include Debbie McGee in the Christmas special.

Sister Joanne has notched up her own chain of successes appearing in West End musicals as well as international dance competitions.

Now the pair have stepped onto the Yellow Brick Road of touring, starting with a VIP performance at Coventry's Albany - the little theatre with the size of stage that has already made it a firm favourite with many Strictly stars.

No doubt Kevin and Joanne were tipped off by fellow Strictly star Giovanni Pernice, who says he loves appearing there.

Tickets have sold so fast, the talented pair have agreed to an evening show as well as a matinee on November 22.

The brother and sister are promising not only dazzling dance but an insight into backstage going-ons at he BBC's most successful show ever.

Needless to say anyone wanting to secure a seat for this bonus performance should be online or on the phone now or doing an extremely fast foxtrot down to the box office.

For more information visit The Albany's website on: www.albanytheatre.co.uk

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