CAN-CAN! The New Offenbach Dance Musical running at the Union Theatre in Southwark is high-kicking its way into the hearts of music hall lovers and Strictly Come Dancing fans.
The production which opened last week has received a raft of 5 and 4-star reviews! Packed with sensational dance routines, acrobatics, splits, high-kicks, cartwheels and a variety of classical music and songs ranging from the Thunder and Lightning Polka by Johann Strauss II to well-known musical hall numbers, this extraordinary musical is appealing to those who love dance, glamour and spectacle.
Set in 1890s France during the Golden Age period, known as La Belle Époque “Beautiful Era”, CAN-CAN! is a fun and frivolous new dance musical adapted from Offenbach’s original operetta Orpheus in the Underworld. Loosely based on the original book by Sir Arthur Wing Pinero, CAN-CAN! features the larger than life performers of the Moulin Rouge who scandalised Paris in the 1890s. Overflowing with joie de vivre, it features a delicious, newly arranged score with a treasure trove of gorgeous operetta melodies by Offenbach, Lehár and others, culminating in the famous Can-Can dance itself.
The production is running as part of the Essential Classics Season, ENEMIES OF THE PEOPLE, at the Union Theatre in Southwark.
Whatever you do, don’t miss this thrilling new dance sensation!
Runs at the Union Theatre in Southwark until 9th March, 2019.
Performances: Tuesday to Saturday at 7:30pm
Matinées: Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm
Box Office: 020 7261 9876
Title photo by Scott Rylander