Hit dance show Burn The Floor, which stars Strictly Come Dancing’s Robin Windsor and Kristina Rihanoff, is to draw its hip-swivelling run at the Shaftesbury theatre to an early conclusion.
The ballroom spectacular, which had been booking until 1 September, will tango for the final time on 30 June.
Speaking about the decision, producers said: “We are delighted to have brought Burn The Floor to London and it has been wonderful to see audiences receive our fantastic company with such enthusiasm and joy. Having constantly played around the world for the past 14 years, we now look forward to many further successful touring productions.”
Burn The Floor, which also stars Strictly’s Karen Hauer, has previously taken its blend of rumba, samba, mambo, waltz and quickstep to more than 300 cities across the globe. When it opened in the West End earlier this year, Official London Theatre’s Kate Stanbury described it as “a non-stop frenzy of infectious rhythm, set to an eclectic soundtrack of popular tunes”.
There has been no news about what might fill the gap between the closure of Burn The Floor and the first preview of new musical From Here To Eternity, which will take to the Shaftesbury stage for the first time on 30 September. The new musical adaptation of James Jones’ novel, made famous by the Oscar-winning film, will feature music by Stuart Brayson and lyrics by the recipient of last year’s Olivier Special Award, Sir Tim Rice.