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The Last Tango

Phoenix Theatre, London
The Last Tango
Phoenix Theatre, London
Our Review 4 / 5

Direct from a 33-week UK tour, Strictly stars Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace return to the West End as they prepare to dance in their final ever show together – The Last Tango.

Having been dancing together for over twenty years, the nation’s favourite Argentine Tango Champions say goodbye in a thrilling new live show. Fresh from their hugely successful previous productions Midnight Tango and Dance ‘Til Dawn, Vincent and Flavia reunite to tell a beautiful love story, from first meeting to the very last tango; a look back at how a couple fell in love and all the beautiful moments they shared together throughout life. Portrayed by Dermot Canavan, George looks through the possessions stored in his attic, memories being stirred from every item he uncovers, with the story behind the memory then being brought to life through dance. We journey through pre and post-war Britain, the births of the couple’s children, numerous Christmases and celebrations and, ultimately, loss, all accompanied by music of the particular era. It is a subtle and moving look at romance and is an occasion to relish in the power of storytelling through dance. Joined by a fantastic ensemble of dancers and a live band, Vincent and Flavia portray the couple throughout their journey with such grace and truth that it is impossible not to be enthralled and moved.

Don’t miss your last chance to see this beautiful couple do what they do best live, in an intimate, passionate and explosive experience – it’s time for The Last Tango.

The Stars

Vincent Simone was born into a family of dancers, with both his parents specialising in Latin and ballroom dancing. Flavia Cacace joined her local ballroom dancing class when she was just 6 years old and has never looked back. Having both previously danced with other partners, the pair met in 1994 and have been dancing together since. Their 2005 debut on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing as choreographers for a group Argentine Tango introduced them to the British audience and, joining the show in the fourth series as professional dance partners for the celebrity contestants, they quickly established themselves as firm favourites with the public. Vincent has enjoyed great success in his pairings with Dani Harmer, who came fourth in the competition, and Rachel Stevens who came second. He has also famously danced with Edwina Currie and Felicity Kendal. Flavia danced successfully with Matt Di Angelo, coming in second place, and won the competition in 2012 with Louis Smith. She has also danced with Jimmy Tarbuck and Jimi Mistry, who she married in 2013.

Previews from |
22nd September 2016
Opening date |
28th September 2016
Booking from |
2nd December 2016
Available until |
3rd December 2016
Closes |
3rd December 2016
Run time |
1 hour 50 minutes
Adam Spiegel Productions
Karen Bruce
James Whiteside
Richard Brooker
Morgan Larg
Karen Bruce
Vicky Gill
Other info:
Musical Direction by Steve Geere

Phoenix Theatre Venue Information

Phoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest tube:
Tottenham Court Road

Customer reviews

Our Review of The Last Tango


With the return to our screens of BBC's hugely successful 'Strictly Come Dancing', it's the time of year when ballroom dancing enjoys a renaissance around the country. Frequent Strictly performers Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace are certainly no strangers to the West End when it comes to bringing the fiery passion, drama and impressive movement to live audiences, and their latest production is possibly their greatest stage achievement yet. Read more

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