Gotta Dance!

Rob Grant and Paul Jackson's Lockdown Theatre makes a long-awaited return.

8 October, 2021 (Updated 13 October, 2021)

Update: 13 October 2021

We regret that due to technical reasons beyond our control, Lockdown Theatre have had to postpone Gotta Dance! until further notice. All ticket holders will be contacted as soon as possible.

Rob Grant and Paul Jackson's Lockdown Theatre began as weekly episode commentaries covering the first three series of Red Dwarf, before quickly snowballing into star-studded extravaganzas featuring the likes of Emilia Clarke, Sir Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson and Sir Kenneth Branagh.

With past shows, including For One Knight Only and Noël Coward's Private Lives, proving to be smash hits, the previous instalments have so far focussed on live table reads of classic theatre, as well as revealing chats with notable luminaries from the very top of their respective fields. For their next show, we're pleased to let you know that Lockdown Theatre will once again feature a group of performers at the peak of their profession, only this time, it will showcase the world of dance.

Gotta Dance! will feature Dame Arlene Phillips, Dame Darcey Bussell and Anton Du Beke, as well as special guests and surprises. Hosted by Angela Rippon, it promises to be a celebration of all things dance. Here's the overview from the Lockdown team:

From Ballroom to Broadway, from Ballet to Breakdance, with live Q&A from the audience. These chats are always revealing, surprisingly intimate, and it's a rare delight to spend time in the company of stage and screen legends. Join us for a peek behind the conservatory door, for a delightful evening of pirouettes and jives, with yet another quartet of national treasures.

Dance can help those with dementia improve mobility, concentration, and memory, and positively impact mood, socialising and communication. It is also a fantastic tool to help us reminisce about youth and recollection, while connecting people in a relaxed, shared experience, which can be a positive light for people living with dementia.

Gotta Dance!

It would be great to see some of our readers strutting their funky stuff and supporting the show. And you never know, you may even get the chance to bust out your best Red Dwarf shuffle.

Lockdown Theatre's audience has so far raised close to half a million pounds for arts and sports-based charities, and all proceeds from Gotta Dance! will be donated to Alzheimer's Society, where it will be used to help individuals and the families of people suffering with dementia. The show will take place live and online on Sunday the 24th October at 7pm. Tickets are £45 per screen and you can get them on the Overture+ website.

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