TV dancing sensation and international champion Johannes Radebe is thrilled to be presenting a brand-new production Johannes Radebe: Freedom Unleashed, after the phenomenal success of his debut sell-out UK tour earlier this year. Johannes Radebe: Freedom Unleashed will open on 31 March and run through to 27 May 2023, performing across the UK and with a week-long run at London’s Peacock Theatre from 4 – 8 April 2023.
In Freedom Unleashed, Johannes will be joined by a diverse, world-class cast of talented dancers and singers, performing to a mix of African rhythms and huge party anthems – with a touch of ballroom magic – making the show a jubilant celebration of culture, passion, and freedom.
Johannes said, “I was so thrilled and overwhelmed by the reception my first tour received earlier this year. The British public really has opened its heart to me and I feel very thankful. So it is with enormous pride and gratitude that I’m able to announce today my second UK Tour. I can’t wait to see you all somewhere in the country in 2023!”
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 2022, he and his celebrity partner, John Waite, made history by being the first all-male partnership to compete on the show. The pair made it to the final and recently won the British LGBT Award for Media Moment of the Year. Johannes will return to the ballroom for his fifth series in September.
The UK Tour of Johannes Radebe: Freedom Unleashed is presented by ROYO.
2023 TOUR SCHEDULE
31 March – 1 April Bridlington Spa 01262 678258
2 April Southampton Mayflower Theatre 02380 711811
4 – 8 April London Peacock Theatre 020 7863 8000
11 – 12 April Leicester Curve 0116 242 3595
13 April Nottingham Royal Concert Hall 0115 989 5555
14 April Cardiff St David’s Hall 029 20 878444
15 April Blackpool Opera House 0844 770 0593*
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre 0844 871 7615*
York Grand Opera House 0844 871 7615*
20 April Bradford St George’s Hall 01274 432000
21 April Aberdeen Music Hall 01224 641122
22 April Glasgow SEC Armadillo
Liverpool Empire Theatre 0844 871 7615*
25 April Ipswich Regent Theatre
Manchester Opera House 0844 871 7615*
28 April Southend Cliffs Pavilion 0343 310 0030
Brighton Theatre Royal 0844 871 7615*
30 April Newcastle Theatre Royal 0191 232 7010
Bristol The Hippodrome 0844 871 7615*
5 May Truro Hall For Cornwall 01872262466
6 May Stockton Globe 0843 904 0071
7 May Edinburgh Festival Theatre 0131 529 6000
9 May Dartford Orchard Theatre 01322 220000
11-12 May Swindon Wyvern Theatre 0343 310 0040
Birmingham The Alexandra 0844 871 7615*
14 May Plymouth Theatre Royal 01752 267222
17 – 18 May Canterbury Marlowe Theatre 01227 787787
19 May Guildford G Live 0343 310 0055
20 May Stoke Regent Theatre 08448717615*
21 May Llandudno Venue Cymru 01492 872000
22 May Northampton Royal & Derngate 01604 624811
25 – 27 May Belfast Grand Opera House 028 9024 1919
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