A trio of Strictly stars hit the West End next month in Burn the Floor but first up it’s Flavia Cacace (she of the super-shiny bob) and her long-term partner Vincent Simone in a return of their slick programme of almost non-stop tango.

Cuddly Russell Grant puts in an appearance too- but worry not. Although he gets his (rather subdued) moment in the limelight to prove he hasn’t yet forgotten everything he learnt during his weeks on the TV show, the main focus of this dialogue-free show is on the masters of kicks, flicks and fast-paced footwork as a dark stranger attempts to lure the vivaciously expressive Cacace away from Simone in a Buenos Aires bar.

Accompanied by on-stage band Tango Siempre and unobtrusive vocalist Miguel Angel, and surrounded by a swirling, ten-strong ensemble (the women in hip-hugging skirts, the men in suits) these dazzling dance champions show just how it should be done – whilst wisely realising that 2 hours is just about as much tango as such an insubstantial story line can sustain.
Phoenix Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0JP
Tube | Leicester Square
Until 2nd March 
£20.00- £55.00


Photo: Manuel Harlan