An Evening with Kevin & Joanne Clifton for a Socially Distanced Audience
Strictly Champion siblings Kevin and Joanne Clifton are heading out on tour this autumn with an intimate show produced for a socially distanced audience.
The show visits Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion Theatre for one night only and will be their first event after the enforced coronavirus closure. Coinciding with the fifth Anniversary of its 2015 re-opening, and during a pandemic which has threatened its very existence, the event will be of special significance to both the theatre and supporters. The Spa has been very busy during its period of closure, for example it has added an automatic social distancing tool to its online ticket sales, so that patrons can still select and book their own seats in the knowledge that they will have a safe distance all around them.
An Evening With will give audiences a glimpse into the Clifton family’s dancing lives, from young children growing up in a dancing family, to the successful performers they are today. They will sing songs from their CD, share stories of their dancing lives, and perform some favourite Ballroom and Latin dances with their professional partners in an intimate show with the famed ‘Strictly’ attention to detail and fabulous dance routines.
Hailing from a successful dancing family – parents Judy and Keith are former World Champions – the Clifton siblings have numerous competitive Ballroom and Latin dance accolades between them, including World Champion, British Champion, European Champion, and International Open titles. They have both also won the highly sought after glitter ball trophy on the hit BBC show Strictly Come Dancing – Kevin in 2018 with journalist Stacey Dooley, and Joanne in 2016 with TV presenter Ore Oduba.
Talking about the show, Kevin says “We all miss performing and producing live shows and it is great to be able to get back on stage! We know people’s health and safety is paramount and we have designed our show 100% around that. Myself, Joanne and our producers feel a responsibility to the theatre industry to help rebuild audience confidence, so that one day theatres will be full again.”
Spa Pavilion Theatre, Felixstowe