Strictly Stars Tour Spectacular New Show ‘Viva La Divas’

Strictly Stars in Viva La Divas
Strictly Stars in Viva La Divas

For Strictly fans who can’t wait for the new series to arrive on screen in the autumn, fear not, help is at hand to banish those Strictly blues! Three of Strictly Come Dancing’s most loved female professionals, Janette Manrara, Katya Jones and Nadiya Bychkova are touring the UK together throughout June and July 2020 in a brand new song and dance spectacular Viva La Divas.

Collaborating with the original producers of the hugely successful show Viva La Diva (first performed in 2007 and starring Darcey Bussell and Katherine Jenkins), this exhilarating and glamorous production pays tribute to divas from the Golden Age of Hollywood, Broadway and West End musical theatre and to the chart-topping modern pop divas and female icons who have had the greatest impact on the stars’ careers and lives.

This show-stopping, all-singing, all-dancing musical extravaganza will see Katya, Nadiya and Janette star alongside a cast of amazing dancers and incredible singers, celebrating the likes Marilyn Monroe, Madonna, Beyonce, Judy Garland, Celine Dion, Jennifer Lopez, and many, many more.

Before becoming a professional dancer on Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, Miami-born Janette Manrara’s credits included performing at the 2009 Academy Awards, appearing in Season 5 of the US version of So You Think You Can Dance, the hit TV show Glee, and the hugely successful dance stage show Burn The Floor for three years.

Janette’s many Strictly highlights include lifting the Christmas Glitterball trophy twice with her celebrity partners Aston Merrygold and Melvin Odoom.

Looking ahead to the tour, Janette said, “I am so excited to be touring the UK with two of my best friends, Katya and Nadiya, and what a show it’s going to be. We’re going to be celebrating the glitz, the glamour and style of the greatest divas in showbiz. We’re going to have so much fun bringing this show to audiences across the UK and I can’t wait. It’s going to be a blast!”


Russian dancer Katya Jones and her dance partner Neil Jones won the WDC World Show Dance Championships and three titles at the World Amateur Latin Championship before she make her Strictly debut in 2016, partnering politician Ed Balls.

For her second series on Strictly Katya was partnered with actor Joe McMadden and it proved to be a truly memorable series. With stunning performances in the final, Katya and Joe lifted the coveted Glitterball Ball trophy as 2017 Strictly champions.

“To tour Viva La Divas across this beautiful country this summer with two incredible dancers, who happen to be my very close friends, is a dream come true,” Katya said. “How the three of us managed to keep everything a secret for so long I’ll never know! Finally, we can shout it from the roof tops, ‘Girls on tour!’ It’s going to be epic.”

Twice World Champion and European Champion in Ballroom and Latin ‘10’ Dance, Ukrainian dance star Nadiya Bychkova made her Strictly Come Dancing debut in 2017. Her partners have included David James and Davood Ghadami.

“I’m thrilled to be part of the Viva La Divas tour this summer,” said Nadiya. “We have an incredible team working on what will be a dazzling show that I can’t wait for audiences everywhere to see. It’s going to be a stunning spectacle full of the elegance, style and attitude befitting of the greatest divas’ legacies. And to be touring with two incredible friends in Janette and Katya is simply the dream team!”

The full list of dates is as follows (*indicates an additional matinee performance):

Sunday 14 June Lowestoft Marina Theatre* BOOK TICKETS
Monday 15 June Billingham Forum Theatre* BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 16 June York Grand Opera House BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 17 June Wrexham Aston Hall BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 18 June Birmingham The Alexandra BOOK TICKETS
Friday 19 June Cardiff St David’s Hall BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 20 June Bath Pavilion BOOK TICKETS
Sunday 21 June Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 23 June Halifax Victoria Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 24 June Gateshead  Sage BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 25 June Scunthorpe Baths Hall BOOK TICKETS
Friday 26 June Kings Lynn Corn Exchange BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 27 June Stoke Regent Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Sunday 28 June Yeovil Octagon Theatre* BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 30 June Northampton Derngate Hall BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 1 July Bury St Edmunds The Apex* BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 2 July Guildford  G Live BOOK TICKETS
Friday 3 July Swindon  Wyvern Theatre* BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 4 July Torquay Princess Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Sunday 5 July Worthing Pavilion Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 7 July Aldershot Princes Hall* BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 8 July Aylesbury Waterside Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 9 July Dorking Dorking Halls BOOK TICKETS
Friday 10 July Hastings White Rock Theatre BOOK TICKETS
Saturday 11 July Poole Lighthouse BOOK TICKETS
Tuesday 14 July Cheltenham Town Hall BOOK TICKETS
Wednesday 15 July New Brighton Floral Pavilion* BOOK TICKETS
Thursday 16 July Bridlington Bridlington Spa BOOK TICKETS

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