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Full Cast Announced for Johannes Radebe: Freedom UK Tour

TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe is thrilled to announce the dancers joining him in his first UK Tour, Johannes Radebe: Freedom, which will open on 16 March and run through to 1 May 2022.

Johannes Radebe in rehearsals for FREEDOM, credit Zac Cooke for The Studio @ stream.theatre.
Johannes Radebe in rehearsals for FREEDOM, credit Zac Cooke for The Studio @ stream.theatre.

Starring Johannes Radebe, the cast will feature Joe Atkinson, Lowri Evans, Elizabeth Fullalove, Gabriela Gregorian, Andilé Mabhena, Lee Pratt, Ben Rutter, Kamira Samuel, Jefferson Santos, Natasha Scrase, Hakeem Tinubu and Anelisa Lamola.

Johannes Radebe: Freedom is a celebration of music and dance, from African fusion to fiery Latin, classic dance arrangements and huge party anthems, with a company of exciting dancers.

Johannes will take the audience on his personal journey, from growing up in South Africa, to travelling the world, winning titles and starring in Strictly Come Dancing.

Born in the township Zamdela Sasolburg, South Africa, Johannes Radebe started dancing when he was seven. He was fascinated by the discipline and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin. Over the next 13 years, Johannes competed in local competitions, climbing up the Latin ranks with top honours, and eventually adding Ballroom and other dance styles, such as African Contemporary and Jazz. He became a finalist at national dance competitions and received an invitation to compete internationally in St Petersburg, Russia.

At the age of 21, Johannes left South Africa to work on the internationally renowned Italian cruise liner Costa. Persistence and experience saw this young, vibrant South African given more responsibilities including choreographing, teaching new dancers, and then eventually being promoted to Dance Captain. In 2018, he was invited to join the debut season of the international hit show, Dancing With The Stars, in South Africa.

Johannes toured the world in the international dance show Burn The Floor before being headhunted by Strictly Come Dancing. He moved to the UK to dance on the flagship BBC show. In his second series, he was partnered with Catherine Tyldesley and danced the first same-sex routine with fellow Strictly star Graziano Di Prima. In 2020, he danced with Caroline Quentin and reached week seven in a shorter BAFTA-nominated season. He will return to the ballroom for his fourth series in September.

Johannes Radebe: Freedom is created by Johannes Radebe, with Jess Ellen as associate choreographer, Andrew Exeter as set and lighting designer, Dan Samson as sound designer and music production by Gary Hickeson.

The UK Tour of Johannes Radebe: Freedom is presented by ROYO.

Website: johannes-live.com

Instagram: @johannesradebe
Twitter: @jojo_radebe:

TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe is thrilled to announce the dancers joining him in his first UK Tour, Johannes Radebe: Freedom, which will open on 16 March and run through to 1 May 2022.

Starring Johannes Radebe, the cast will feature Joe Atkinson, Lowri Evans, Elizabeth Fullalove, Gabriela Gregorian, Andilé Mabhena, Lee Pratt, Ben Rutter, Kamira Samuel, Jefferson Santos, Natasha Scrase, Hakeem Tinubu and Anelisa Lamola.

Johannes Radebe: Freedom is a celebration of music and dance, from African fusion to fiery Latin, classic dance arrangements and huge party anthems, with a company of exciting dancers.

Johannes will take the audience on his personal journey, from growing up in South Africa, to travelling the world, winning titles and starring in Strictly Come Dancing.

Born in the township Zamdela Sasolburg, South Africa, Johannes Radebe started dancing when he was seven. He was fascinated by the discipline and the glamour of Ballroom and Latin. Over the next 13 years, Johannes competed in local competitions, climbing up the Latin ranks with top honours, and eventually adding Ballroom and other dance styles, such as African Contemporary and Jazz. He became a finalist at national dance competitions and received an invitation to compete internationally in St Petersburg, Russia.

At the age of 21, Johannes left South Africa to work on the internationally renowned Italian cruise liner Costa. Persistence and experience saw this young, vibrant South African given more responsibilities including choreographing, teaching new dancers, and then eventually being promoted to Dance Captain. In 2018, he was invited to join the debut season of the international hit show, Dancing With The Stars, in South Africa.

Johannes toured the world in the international dance show Burn The Floor before being headhunted by Strictly Come Dancing. He moved to the UK to dance on the flagship BBC show. In his second series, he was partnered with Catherine Tyldesley and danced the first same-sex routine with fellow Strictly star Graziano Di Prima. In 2020, he danced with Caroline Quentin and reached week seven in a shorter BAFTA-nominated season. He will return to the ballroom for his fourth series in September.

Johannes Radebe: Freedom is created by Johannes Radebe, with Jess Ellen as associate choreographer, Andrew Exeter as set and lighting designer, Dan Samson as sound designer and music production by Gary Hickeson.

The UK Tour of Johannes Radebe: Freedom is presented by ROYO.

Website: johannes-live.com

Instagram: @johannesradebe
Twitter: @jojo_radebe:

2022 TOUR SCHEDULE
16 March Bridlington Spa 01262 678258
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17 March Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555
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18 March Ipswich Regent Theatre
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19 March Northampton Royal & Derngate 01604 624811
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20 March Newcastle Theatre Royal 08448 11 21 21
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22 March Barnstaple Queen’s Theatre
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23 March Guildford G Live
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24 March Swansea Arena
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25 March Crewe Lyceum Theatre 0343 310 0050
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26 March Peterborough New Theatre
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27 March Southend Cliffs Pavilion 01702 351135
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29 March Cheltenham Everyman 01242 572573
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30 March Bromley Churchill Theatre 020 3285 6000
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1-2 April London Peacock Theatre 020 7863 8000
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03 April Sheffield City Hall
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06 April Manchester Opera House 0844 871 7615*

07 April Poole Lighthouse 01202 280000
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08 April Dartford Orchard Theatre 01322 220000
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09 April Bradford St George’s Hall 01274 432000
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10 April Birmingham The Alexandra 0844 871 7615*

12 April York Grand Opera House 0844 871 7615*

13 April Swindon Wyvern Theatre 03433100040
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15 April Aberdeen Music Hall
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16 April Glasgow SEC Armadillo
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17 April Edinburgh King’s Theatre 0131 529 6000
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18 April Brighton Theatre Royal 0844 871 7615*

19 April Kings Lynn Corn Exchange 01553 764864
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21 April Grimsby Auditorium 0300 300 0035
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22 April Carlisle The Sands Centre 0333 33 55055
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23 April Hull City Hall 01482 300 306
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24 April Llandudno Venue Cymru 01492 872000
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25 April Cardiff St David’s Hall 07743 839816
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26 April Blackpool Winter Gardens 0844 856 1111
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27 April Torquay Princess Theatre 0844 871 7615*

29 April New Brighton Floral Pavilion 0151 666 0000
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30 April Bath The Forum 0844 888 9991*
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01 May Canterbury Marlowe Theatre 01227 787787
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*Calls cost 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge

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