Strictly's Karen Hauer and Gorka Márquez team up for new tour

karen hauer, gorka marquez, speakeasy
Strictly's Karen and Gorka team up for new tourSpeakeasy

Strictly Come Dancing stars Karen Hauer and Gorka Márquez have announced that they are teaming up for a new tour.

The professional dancer will front Speakeasy, a new show that contains various styles, ranging from clandestine New York Speakeasy to the sultry Havana dance floors and from the Burlesque Cabaret Clubs of the mid-1900s to the glittering mirror balls of Studio 54.

As per the logline, Speakeasy will be a “delicious dance experience” where audiences can “Mamba, Salsa, Charleston, Foxtrot and Samba the night away”, with the show promising an “undercover world of elegance and iconic dance flavours.”

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“Partnering again on a new tour with my good friend Gorka is so exciting, and we can’t wait for audiences up and down the UK to see what we’ve put together for them,” said Karen. “We’re bringing a new look and feel to this show; all-new music, dances, and a theme where we’ll be bringing you behind a secret door for an evening of total entertainment and escapism.

“We are also absolutely thrilled that for the first time, we will be taking our tour to the West End. It’s shaping up to be the most incredible adventure, and we can’t wait for people to join us on the journey.”

“I'm so excited to be going back on the road with Karen and seeing everybody across the UK. We’re going to immerse the audience in an undercover world of dance, and I can’t wait!” added Gorka in a statement.

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The tour will begin on February 24, 2025, in Dartford, running through to the final show at Leicester’s De Montfort Hall on April 13, 2025. Further details can be found on the Speakeasy website, including information on Friday’s (April 26) pre-sale.

The tour dates for Speakeasy are as follows:

February 24: Dartford Orchard Theatre

February 26: Perth Concert Hall

February 27: Aberdeen Music Hall

February 28: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

March 1: Blackpool Opera House

March 2: Llandudno Venue Cymru

March 4: Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

March 5: Hull City Hall

March 6: York Barbican

March 8: Gateshead Glasshouse ICM

March 9: Sheffield City Hall

March 12: Peterborough New Theatre

March 13: Bradford St George's

March 14: Swansea Brangwyn Hall

March 15: Warwick Arts Centre

March 16: Manchester BWH

March 18: Wycombe Swan

March 19: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

March 20: Fareham Live

March 21: Portsmouth Kings Theatre

March 22: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

March 23: Cardiff New Theatre

March 25: Buxton Opera House

March 26: Bournemouth Pavilion

March 27: Cheltenham Town Hall

March 28: Ipswich Regent Theatre

March 29: St Alban The Alban Arena

March 30: Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

April 1: Cambridge Corn Exchange

April 2: Southend Cliffs Pavilion

April 3: Bromley Churchill

April 4: Northampton Derngate

April 5: Guildford G Live

April 6: Birmingham Symphony Hall

April 8: Truro Hall for Cornwall*

April 9: Bath Forum

April 10: Basingstoke The Anvil

April 11: Hastings White Rock

April 12: Eastbourne Congress Theatre

April 13: Leicester De Montfort Hall

Date TBC: West End Venue – TBC

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