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Rip It Up The 70s tour to star Louis Smith, Rachel Stevens and Melody Thornton

Rip It Up will tour the UK with a brand new cast and show themed around The 70s.


Following the success of Rip it Up The 50s and Rip It Up The 60s – which recently played London’s West End – producers have announced Rip It Up The 70s.

This new show will star Strictly Come Dancing champions Louis Smith MBE, who returns with Strictly finalist Rachel Stevens and Pussycat Doll’s star Melody Thornton – with further casting news to follow.

The trio will sing and dance to all-time classics from the era that brought the sounds of disco, glam rock, punk, funk, new wave and reggae into the mainstream alongside bold fashion statements such as hot pants, flares, crop tops, jumpsuits, platform shoes, maxi-dresses and tartan suits!

Louis said: “Every night during the Rip It Up tours I tell people these shows are the hardest thing I have ever done – even harder than competing at the Olympics and Strictly. I’m not sure everyone believes me, but I’m telling the truth.

“But I love dancing and relish a challenge, so I am so happy to be part of the new Rip It Up The 70s show. I look forward to seeing everybody on the dance floor.”

Rachel added: “I am so excited to be joining the cast for Rip It Up The 70s. Dancing has played such an important role in my life. Like Louis, Strictly was one of the best experiences of my life, so I’m really looking forward to being involved in such an amazing production.

“And what’s not to love about the music and fashion of the ‘70s? It’s going to so much fun.”

And Melody commented: “Singing, dancing, ‘70s pop culture and fashions are lifelong passions of mine, so I jumped at the chance to appear in Rip It Up The 70s. I’m excited to show UK audiences exactly what I can do.

“I can’t wait to be part of what is going to be the most exhilarating show and an amazing tour with such a mind-blowing soundtrack.”

The tour begins in Norwich on September 13 and closes at the London Palladium on November 6.

Rip It Up The 70s tour tickets, dates and venues

Norwich, Theatre Royal
Friday 13 September 2019
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Hayes, Beck
Saturday 14 September 2019
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Dartford, Orchard
Sunday 15 September 2019
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Bradford, St George’s Hall
Tuesday 17 September 2019
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Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Wednesday 18 September 2019
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Milton Keynes, Milton Keynes Theatre
Thursday 19 September 2019
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Peterborough, New Theatre
Friday 20 September 2019
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Ipswich, Regent Theatre
Saturday 21 September 2019
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Swindon, The Wyvern
Sunday 22 September 2019
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Aylesbury, The Waterside
Tuesday 24 September 2019
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Barnstaple, Queen’s Theatre
Wednesday 25 September 2019
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Bournemouth, Pavilion
Thursday 26 September 2019
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Chatham, Central Theatre
Friday 27 September 2019
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Eastbourne, Congress Theatre
Saturday 28 September 2019
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Brighton, Theatre Royal
Sunday 29 September 2019
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Woking, New Victoria Theatre
Tuesday 01 October 2019
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Cambridge, Corn Exchange
Wednesday 02 October 2019
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High Wycombe, The Swan
Thursday 03 October 2019
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Basingstoke, Anvil
Friday 04 October 2019
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St Albans, Arena
Saturday 05 October 2019
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Northampton, Derngate
Sunday 06 October 2019
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Scunthorpe, Bath Halls
Tuesday 08 October 2019
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Liverpool, Phil
Wednesday 09 October 2019
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Carlisle, Sands Centre
Thursday 10 October 2019
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Aberdeen, Music Hall
Friday 11 October 2019
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Perth, Concert Hall
Saturday 12 October 2019
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Glasgow, King’s Theatre
Sunday 13 October 2019
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Edinburgh, King’s Theatre
Monday 14 October 2019
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Billingham, Forum
Wednesday 16 October 2019
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Manchester, Opera House
Thursday 17 October 2019
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Nottingham, Royal Concert Hall
Friday 18 October 2019
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Birmingham, Symphony Hall
Saturday 19 October 2019
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Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
Sunday 20 October 2019
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Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Tuesday 22 October 2019
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Bath, Forum
Wednesday 23 October 2019
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Guildford, Glive
Thursday 24 October 2019
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Worthing, Pavilion
Friday 25 October 2019
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Yeovil, Westlands
Saturday 26 October 2019
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Bromley, Churchill
Sunday 27 October 2019
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York, Barbican
Tuesday 29 October 2019
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Halifax, Victoria Theatre
Wednesday 30 October 2019
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Newcastle, Theatre Royal
Sunday 03 November 2019
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London, Palladium
Wednesday 06 November 2019
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About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.