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Dein Perry's Tap Dogs returns to the West End

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

SHOWCASING high voltage tap dance and rugged, raw talent, Dein Perry’s multi award-winning Tap Dogs is returning to the UK and London’s West End.

Following the opening performances of its tour in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, the production will run at Sadler’s Wells’ West End venue, The Peacock from October 23 to November 10, 2018, before touring to China, Russia and the USA.

The talented cast of Tap Dogs features dancers Nathan Beech, Nathaniel Hancock, Reid Perry, Richie Miller, Sam Marks, Anthony Russo and Chase Roseillo. Together, they have over 50 years’ experience dancing as part of Tap Dogs, with their collective accolades including a performance at the World Masters Games Opening Ceremony (Reid Perry) and an appearance in the animated film Happy Feet 2 (Nathaniel Hancock).

The dancers are joined on-stage by two high-energy percussionists, Catarina Percinio and Noriko Terada. Percinio, a performer with Tap Dogs since 2013, has played in numerous professional orchestras including the renowned Duo Labeque, and performed with conductors including Frank Shipway, John Neschling and Neil Thomson.

Terada, a multi-percussionist like Percinio, is internationally known for her percussion recordings with the world-popular video game series, Final Fantasy.

Winner of over 15 international awards including an Olivier Award, an Obie Award (New York) and a Pegasus Award (Spoleto Festival in Italy), Tap Dogs has appeared in over 330 cities on six continents and has been seen live by over 12 million people. A worldwide television audience of over 3.4 billion saw 1,000 Tap Dogs performing in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Part theatre, part rock concert and part construction site, Tap Dogs is widely considered one of Australia’s most successful theatrical exports.

Tickets: £15 – £45 – available from the box office on 020 7863 8222 or online at peacocktheatre.com/.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday at 2.30pm, Sunday at 2pm and 6pm.

Also at the Peacock Theatre: Taj Express (October 2 to October 20, 2018).