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Rip It Up – Bringing you the finest hits from the '60s
Expect the most remarkable Strictly spin-off boy band. Look forward to a string of dazzling '60s tunes from back in the day when women's skirts were shorter than belts and men felt coolly confident wearing deep purple velvet flares. You're in for a treat thanks to a massive, irresistible explosion of songs, dance, acrobatics, and remarkable visual effects. Welcome to Rip It Up 2019!
The band is made up of singers Aston Merrygold from JLS and Jay McGuiness from The Wanted, drummer Harry Judd from McFly and McBusted, and the brilliant Olympic champion Louis Smith whose eye-watering gymnastic feats seriously impress. So far so good. But the best thing is, all four are the most incredible, amazing dancers. And that's what makes this superb show really take off.
The four boys are joined by a large cast of talented dancers, singers, and musicians, all of whom collaborate to deliver a unique celebration of the 1960s' iconic tunes, sights, sounds and events, a magical decade that changed the world forever. The band members are all passionate about dance, of course. Aston was a Strictly contestant in 2017's competition, the 'People’s Champion’. Harry won in 2011. Louis won in 2012 and took the prize for 2017's Christmas special too. And, of course, Jay was crowned champion in 2015.
The songs? You're going to love this. There are tunes by The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Doors, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and loads more, all performed to perfection by a group of young men who weren't even born when the songs first hit the charts.
Genuine film footage from the decade support the music beautifully, and there are plenty of awe-inspiring visual delights to enjoy. This show really does showcase the atmosphere, the excitement, the rebellion that the decade signified in all its colourful glory.
Rip It Up – The 60s is a dose of pure energy. The tunes are uplifting, the artists legends in their own lifetime. If you adore Strictly, love the 1960s, or both, come along and sing along.
Who is this show for?
This show is recommended for people aged 8 or over, and children aged three or less can't be admitted.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (96%)
One of the best dance/musical shows I have ever seen. The music was great and the singers and dancers were incredible. To be honest, it helped that the 4 celebrities were in it. Not sure it would have had the same effect without them.
Reviewed on 02 June 2019 by Deb, Luton, United Kingdom
This show has to be seen. Super story of the 60’s, music when music was music!!!!!!. Superb dancing and singing and a chance to see some stars and up and coming stars!, You can t help but sing and dance in the isle. Wonderful show.
Reviewed on 01 June 2019 by David, Cullompton, United Kingdom
Get that get up and go factor, music and lighting just great, thanks to all.
Reviewed on 27 May 2019 by Jean, Wellingborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 26 May 2019 by Glenn, Ipswich, United Kingdom
The cast were terrific, not just the fours lads, but the band, the singers and the professional dancers.
Reviewed on 21 May 2019 by Stephen, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by Shareen, London, United Kingdom
Brilliant show, absolutely loved it The whole cast gave 100% throughout the show.This is the best show I have ever seen Brilliant,
Reviewed on 19 May 2019 by Nazzareno, Marsa, Malta
Great show, only problem the singers encouraged the audience to dance but not allowed in he isles👎
Reviewed on 18 May 2019 by Sandra, Street, United Kingdom
High energy show with plenty of surprises. Excellent entertainment.
Reviewed on 15 May 2019 by Laurence, Newark On Trent, United Kingdom
enjoyed every minute of it .it was a shame our view was restricted by very tall people in front of us.but apart from that we made the most of it and really enjoyed the show.Hope to come and see it again very soon.
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Alan, Witham, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 12 May 2019 by Stephen, Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 May 2019 by Karen, New Malden, United Kingdom
A great show non stop singing and dancing from start to finish
Reviewed on 10 May 2019 by Linda, Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
I liked the fact that there was no long breaks between the dances. Aston Merrygold outshone the other guys, unsurprisingly. A fun night!
Reviewed on 09 May 2019 by Liz, London, United Kingdom
This is a great show for all the famialy. Great to hear so many songs from the 60's singing and dancing first class.
Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by Martin, Biggleswade, United Kingdom
Great all round entertainment, fast moving, good fun
Reviewed on 05 May 2019 by Chris, Poynton, United Kingdom
I loved the show. So much good vibes and electrifying energy! It will really make you want to dance your way back home after the show!
Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by Kaspars, Riga, Latvia
Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by Lisa, St Ives, United Kingdom
Wowzer! Fabulous high energy performances from the whole cast. Particularly impressive male dancers supporting the four leads. Brilliant job. Cavin - loving your smooth voice! Moving and presenting well as ever! Continuity wise would have preferred all the girls to wear a more attractive coloured pair of skin tone matched tights. Great choreography! Brilliant integration of the many skills that each lead brought to the show. Looking forward to the seventies already!
Reviewed on 04 May 2019 by Jo, Crawley, United Kingdom
Brilliant happy vibrant show
Reviewed on 03 May 2019 by Efthymia, East Barnet, United Kingdom
Terrific show. Seats in the dress circle with clear view of the stage.
Reviewed on 28 April 2019 by Kathy, Leatherhead, United Kingdom
All 5 ladies came out exhausted. Don't k ow how the performers do it 5/6 days a week.
Reviewed on 25 April 2019 by Linda, Tonbridge, United Kingdom
Started slow but built up to a real high at the end. The Stalls are not at street level but down around 30 steps. Check theatre accessibility before booking.
Reviewed on 25 April 2019 by Paul, Coventry, United Kingdom
Best show fast dancing good music
Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by Tony, Norwich, United Kingdom
Top rate show no weak links in a fast moving show . Dancers some of the best we have seen in a long while only downside to the evening was Louis Smith did not appear due to illness but these things happen still enjoyed the superb show.
Reviewed on 21 April 2019 by Francis, Kingston Upon Hull, United Kingdom
Disappointed at first as louis Smith was ill and not in the show however the rest of the cast made up for the disappointment . The show is just fantastic . The professional dancers work so hard . The stars of the show never stop .
Reviewed on 19 April 2019 by Carol, Redcar, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 18 April 2019 by Hannah, Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 15 April 2019 by Carol, Renfrew, United Kingdom
Whilst there’s no real story, the music is fantastic and the dancing amazing. Every song has a fresh routine and you’ll see everything from jive, to quickstep, to Charleston to waltz and more. Everyone was on their feet singing and dancing at the end. What a show!
Reviewed on 13 April 2019 by Sheri, Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 April 2019 by Jennifer, Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 10 April 2019 by Jane, Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 April 2019 by John, Ashford, United Kingdom
Go and enjoy. Be prepared to sing along.
Reviewed on 05 April 2019 by Jacqueline, Longridge, United Kingdom
Fantastic fast moving entertainment. Enjoyable for the whole family.
Reviewed on 05 April 2019 by Chris, Welwyn, United Kingdom
Energectic, enthusiatic. Great music and superb performance.
Reviewed on 30 March 2019 by Paramjeet, Reading, United Kingdom
I have been to most west end shows and i can honestly say this show is up at the top end of all i have seen. Those 4 boys are so talented and how Aston never won Strictly Come Dancing is crazy ! Well done to all involved in this amazing show.
Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by Jane, London, United Kingdom
Really great show, especially if you love the music of the 60's. Brilliant for dance fans and music fans alike
Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by Barbara, Farnham Common, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 29 March 2019 by Roger, Canvey Island, United Kingdom
The best show ever with the incredible talents of Judd, Mcguiness, Merrygold and Smith . How do they keep up that energy for 3 hours and that relates to all the other dancer's and singer's. The choreography is amazing.The music of the sixties is sheer magic which we will never see again
Reviewed on 28 March 2019 by Russell, Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by Janice, Herts, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 25 March 2019 by Juancarlos, New Orleans, United States Of America
Excellent entertainment. The mix of song and dance was great. Everyone was already on their feet by end of the first half let alone the finale.
Reviewed on 23 March 2019 by Christine, Huntingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 22 March 2019 by Annette, Abingdon, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 20 March 2019 by Wendy, Leicester, United Kingdom
80 year old. Not quite sure what I was going to see but loved it.
Reviewed on 17 March 2019 by Maureen, Tenterden, United Kingdom
Audience loved this show. Total dedication by enthusiastic cast. Everyone standing for the encores!
Reviewed on 15 March 2019 by John, Olney, United Kingdom
Really enjoyed the show from start to end, dance routines were energetic and varied. The 4 stars looked like they were enjoying the show as much as the audience. Well done to strictly stars.
Reviewed on 14 March 2019 by Swee, London, United Kingdom
We booked the show for a family get together We just had the best time at a London show and met Harry Judd afterwards who was great The 4 lads were just terrific, the host was great, the band and dancers were all fantastic
Reviewed on 13 March 2019 by Ian, Derby, United Kingdom
I like the music from the 60s and the audience could sing along with the band the great hits. The show had the fenomenal Stricly come dancing winners and all the others were very good too. We could see some ideas about the lots of revolutionary changings of the youngsters’ life in the 60s too. The music brought up a lot of nice memories from my young years as well, I enjoyed it together with the audience that gave a stand up applause to the dancers-singers 🙂
Reviewed on 12 March 2019 by Zsofia, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 March 2019 by Marion, Hatfield, United Kingdom
What an amazing show, we booked not knowing what to expect and it was really brilliant. Everyone involved was superb. Definitely recommend. Xx
Reviewed on 10 March 2019 by Tracey, Spalding, United Kingdom
A world class act bringing back memories of good old times, loved every minute and almost 3 hours flew by without noticing.
Reviewed on 10 March 2019 by Allan, London, United Kingdom
Great energy, some spectacular dance, musicians and singers outstanding. Costumes and lighting add colour and atmosphere. A thoroughly enjoyable evening
Reviewed on 09 March 2019 by Michael, Worthing, United Kingdom
One of the best nights of entertainment I’ve seen in a very long time. My husband and I were blown away by this show. An absolute must see and I’m already planning on taking my friends to see it again. Unmissable!!
Reviewed on 07 March 2019 by Alistair, Pulborough, United Kingdom
Brilliant night out with excellent music and dancing.
Reviewed on 07 March 2019 by Bruce, Hastings, New Zealand
Not just a dance through the sixties, but some real ballroom dancing - all executed to a very high standard. Its exhausting just watching. Who knew Louis Smith could sing!
Reviewed on 06 March 2019 by Christine, Enfield, United Kingdom
Fantastic show the four guys were brilliant dancers and singers really upped their game from Strictly. Support dancers, singers and lighting are also superb a great singalong and bop had by all.
Reviewed on 24 February 2019 by Tina, West Wickham, United Kingdom
The show was great. The dancers and singers were amazing and all were always us step with each other. They seemed like they all really liked each other and smiled so much.
Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Virginia, Marlboro, United States Of America
Loved it from start to finish. The stars were fabulous and the music and dancers and singers were amazing.
Reviewed on 23 February 2019 by Suzanne, Bedford, United Kingdom
Little too much talking for my taste. However the ‘boys’ are incredible & the interaction with the audience makes for an excellent show leaving you with a definite ‘feel good’ feeling. Would love to see it again.
Reviewed on 21 February 2019 by Jeanette, Fairford, United Kingdom
The show was very uplifting and full of life and colour. The dancing by the boys was second to none.Everyone taking part seemed to be having great fun. I found the presenter (C Cornwall) a little too "in your face" He needs to calm down Otherwise a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone BK"JImmy" James
Reviewed on 19 February 2019 by Brian, Malmesbury, United Kingdom
Outstanding dancing. Brilliant singing by Jill Marie Cooper ? She is amazing. Wonderful engaging show. But those dancers... wow.
Reviewed on 16 February 2019 by Joanna, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 11 February 2019 by Angelika, Brussels, Belgium
Excellent performance from all the Cast. Dancers were fantastic. Breathless from start to finish.
Reviewed on 09 February 2019 by Stuart, Wokingham, United Kingdom