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Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: James Garrington Anyone who has watched Strictly Come Dancing will know of Brendan Cole – the bad boy of the programme, seeing how far he can bend the rules, but all in the cause of great choreography. What do the dancers do for the rest of the year, though? Well, in Cole’s case, he puts together a dance extravaganza ...

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Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember – Harrogate International Centre

Brendan Cole and Company in A Night to Remember

Musical Director: Barry Robinson Choreographer: Brendan Cole Reviewer: Sue Collier   A show subtitled A Night to Remember suggests that it is likely to remain in the memory for being one of outstanding quality. This show has been running for over a year with an audience that comprised Strictly Come Dancing devotees of the highest calibre who were looking forward ...

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Sinatra Centenary – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Frank Sinatra at a Capitol Records recording session, 1954. © 1978 Sid Avery / mptv.net

Conductor: Richard Balcombe Reviewer: James Garrington   This year marks the centenary of the birth of Frank Sinatra, surely one of the greatest interpreters of song of the 20thCentury – and this concert, performed on what would have been his 100th birthday, presents a celebration of some of his best-loved work, with the Manchester Concert Orchestra, singers and dancers. The ...

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Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Reviewer: Selwyn Knight Following his successes with dance tours, Live and Unjudged and License to Thrill, Brendan Cole, the bad boy of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing is back with his third major tour, A Night to Remember. This evening was the final performance of this year’s forty-eight date tour, although a further tour of the show is promised starting next ...

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Brendan Cole: A Night to Remember – Opera House, Manchester

Director/Choreographer: Brendan Cole Reviewer: Sarah O’Toole Brendan Cole’s career has certainly taken off since his first appearance on the BBC’s iconic television show Strictly Come Dancing back in 2004. Now on his seventh nationwide tour, Brendan describes his show as ‘An evening with style with something for everyone’ and this is strictly true. Before his illustrious career took off Brendan’s ...

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Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill – The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

Choreographer: Brendan Cole Musical Director: Barry Robinson Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys 45 nights into a 48 date tour of his show Licence to Thrill, Brendan Cole’s energy and enthusiasm for his art is seemingly unwavering. It is testament to Cole’s talent, engaging and generous personality and the first class quality of this show that, right from the outset, Cole had this ...

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Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth

Choreography: Brendan Cole Musical Director: Barry Robinson Reviewer: Marina Spark Brendan Cole, well known across the UK as one of the longest running professional dancers on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, is touring his 2013 show Licence to Thrill for a second year. Cole is joined by five other professional dancers; Aliona Vilani, Patrick Helm, Melanie Hooper, Scott Cole and Crystal ...

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Brendan Cole: Licensed to Thrill – Liverpool Empire

Choreographer/Director: Brendan Cole Musical Director: Barry Robinson Reviewer: Sarah O’Toole Bought to us by one of the longest serving members of BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, Licensed to Thrill certainly lives up to its name. With Brendan Cole doing the choreography we expect no less than sexy provocative Salsa’s or a sophisticated English Waltz and he most certainly does not disappoint. ...

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