Russell Grant Will Host THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE at Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Star of stage, television and Strictly Come Dancing, the incomparable Russell Grant, has been announced as host of THE GOLDEN AGE OF DANCE, a new show comprised of dance, glamour and fabulous music, at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane (13 November, book here) and Wales's Millennium Centre (15 November, book here).

Step back in time to the golden age of Hollywood movies as a cast of West End dancers and singers join The Novello Orchestra in a celebration of the iconic MGM movie moments made famous by the likes of Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Grace Kelly and Judy Garland.

Russell Grant will pay homage to the glitz and glamour, inviting you to sit back and re-live the iconic dance sequences from some of these sublime films live on stage brought to life like never before.

From Top Hat and Follow the Fleet to Swing Time and Shall We Dance, The Golden Age of Dance! is a nostalgic evening of entertainment to a soundtrack of Hollywood's finest music by composers including George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin and many more.

Russell Grant has been performing since the age of ten when he appeared in many BBC Dramas and ITV sitcoms. He made his West End debut as Slogger Williams in the musical Tom Brown's Schooldays and then took to the stage of the London Palladium with Tommy Steele in Hans Andersen. Russell's professional dream came true when given the opportunity to learn how?to dance on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, and with his partner Flavia Cacace won the Strictly People's Champions Glitterball the year after. In 2012, Bill Kenwright personally asked Russell to star at the London Palladium in The Wizard of Oz.

The Novello Orchestra will accompany the dancers, performing the fabulously lush music and songs by the composers from these films capturing the style of this golden age. Led by David Mahoney of the Classical Brit winning vocal group Only Men Aloud, The Novello Orchestra has quickly become renowned for it's passionate, enigmatic performances and a charisma that has injected an energy and innovative take on the whole orchestral concept.

With choreography by Alan Burkitt (Top Hat, Singin' In The Rain, Strictly Come Dancing) the show will be set to the backdrop of live musicians and singers.

Tickets priced at £19.50-£61.50.

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