Keep dancing! The ultimate Strictly boyband will Rip It Up 1960s-style in the West End

13 Nov
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

From the Strictly Come Dancing ballroom to the West End, The Wanted’s Jay McGuiness returns to the Rip It Up family and joins Olympic gymnast Louis Smith, JLS’ Aston Merrigold and McFly’s Harry Judd at London’s Garrick Theatre from 7 February to 2 June 2019. Will you be checking out their moves?

The ultimate Strictly boyband star in Rip it Up – The 60s which begins a 16-week engagement at London’s Garrick Theatre from 7 February 2019. Following the successful 2017 tour Rip It Up – The 50s, The Wanted’s McGuiness joins the other members of the team who have just completed a UK-wide tour of the 1960s version of the show.

Rip it Up – The 60s features era-defining footage and celebrity contributions, plus music from the Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Who, and American superstars such as The Beach Boys, The Byrds, The Doors, and The Mamas & The Papas. All mixed in with a bit of Dusty Springfield, Burt Bacharach, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan and soul classics from Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Motown legends Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and The Supremes.

Jay McGuiness said:

“I’m really looking forward to joining the cast as the undoubtedly best-looking member! Louis, Aston and Harry put on an amazing show touring with the 60s and I’m so grateful to be joining them. I can’t wait for me and the lads to sit right in the middle of the West End and Rip. It. Up.”