Strictly Come Dancing stars to appear in Here Come The Boys at the Bridgewater Hall

Manchester Dance - Here Come The Boys comes to Manchester Bridgewater Hall

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Aljaž Škorjanec, Giovanni Pernice and Gorka Marquez will star in Here Come The Boys at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall.

The three professional dancers will perform a 38-date UK tour throughout June and July, bringing their new show to Manchester.

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).

The show comes from the producers of the hit dance shows Rip it Up and Remembering Fred.  Gareth Walker directs and choreographs with co-choreography from Strictly Come Dancing professional Janette Manrara.



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.

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

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.

When is Here Come The Boys performed at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall?

Here Come The Boys is performed at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, on Thursday 27 June 2019.  The show is one of 38-dates:
15 June   –   Carlisle, Sands Theatre
16 June   –   Glasgow, Royal Concert Hall
18 June   –   Inverness, Eden Court
19 June   –   Inverness, Eden Court
20 June   –   Aberdeen, Music Hall
21 June   –   Perth, Concert Hall
22 June   –   Leicester, De Montfort Hall
23 June   –   Newcastle, Theatre Royal*
25 June   –   Harrogate, Conference Centre
26 June   –   Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
27 June   –   Manchester, Bridgewater Hall
28 June   –   Dartford, Orchard Theatre
29 June   –   Basingstoke, The Anvil
30 June   –   Woking, New Victoria Theatre



2 July   –   New Brighton, Floral Pavilion
3 July   –   New Brighton, Floral Pavilion
4 July   –   Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
5 July   –   Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
6 July   –   Cambridge, Corn Exchange
7 July   –   Norwich, Theatre Royal
9 July   –   Bradford, St George’s Hall
10 July   –   Billingham, Forum Theatre*
11 July   –   Bath, The Forum
12 July   –   Cardiff, St David’s Hall
13 July   –   Wrexham, Aston Hall
14 July   –   London, Adelphi Theatre
16 July   –   Stoke, Regent Theatre
17 July   –   Hull, Hull Venue
18 July   –   Scunthorpe, Baths Hall
19 July   –   Llandudno, Venue Cymru
20 July   –   Birmingham, Symphony Hall
21 July   –   Yeovil, Octagon Theatre*
23 July   –   Chatham, Central Theatre
24 July   –   Bromley, Bromley Theatre
25 July   –   Brighton, Theatre Royal
26 July   –   Brighton, Theatre Royal*
27 July   –   Torquay, Princess Theatre
28 July   –   Southend, Cliffs Pavilion*
* additional matinee performance also

When do tickets for Here Come The Boys go on sale?

Tickets for Here Come The Boys go on sale at 10am on Friday 18 January.  A Ticketmaster presale opens at 10am on Wednesday 16 January.

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