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Rip It Up - The 60s at Garrick Theatre tickets
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Exciting news for boy band and Strictly fans: musical Rip It Up – The 60s is coming to the West End, featuring a supergroup starring cast. Witness McFly’s Harry Judd, JLS’s Aston Merrygold, Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and The Wanted’s Jay McGuinness bring a riot of song, dance, acrobatics and stunning visuals to the Garrick Theatre in February 2019. Hot on the heels of a successful UK tour, the show celebrates the 60s in all its psychedelic splendour.

All of the boys share a passion for dance, evidenced by their time on Strictly Come Dancing. Aston was a contestant on the 2017 series, dubbed ‘The People’s Champion’ after his shock exit in week 6. Harry emerged as the winner in 2011 while Louis won the 2012 season as well as the 2014 Strictly Christmas special. Jay rose to victory as the champion of the 2015 series.

The 2018 UK wide tour was a roaring success for Rip It Up – The 60s, which starred Harry, Louis and Aston. Now Jay joins them for the four-month West End run, completing the ridiculously talented foursome.

Jay is a former member of boy band The Wanted who garnered worldwide success with hits such as Glad You Came and the catchy All Time Low. Harry is a drummer and was a member of global pop phenomenon McFly and, later, McBusted. Aston rose to fame as a member of X Factor runners-up JLS and has gone on to enjoy a solo pop career. Louis found fame in 2008 at the Beijing Olympics when he won a Bronze medal in the pommel horse. Since then he has become a familiar face on television and on the stage.

Rip It Up – The 60s is a dose of pure energy featuring a heart-lifting showcase of dance as well as the most iconic sounds of the era. Listen to music from British legends like The Rolling Stones and the Beatles, and from American stars like The Beach Boys and The Doors. A state-of-the-art screen beams out real, definitive footage from the 60s, and there are even celebrity contributions to make the experience even more spectacular. Catch this winsome show at the Garrick Theatre from 7 February 2019.

Important information

Playing at: Garrick Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH

Performance dates: 02 Jun 2019 - 02 Jun 2019

Running time: 2 hours 20 mins (including interval)

Age recommendation: Recommended 8+. Children under 3 not admitted.

Special notice: Fans of bands JLS, The Wanted, McFly and McBusted will be glad to see these talented boys onstage together. Anybody with a love of the 60s, its music, culture and fashion, will have a blast too.

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Starring Louis Smith, Harry Judd, Aston Merrygold and Jay McGuinness, Rip It Up! was a phenomenal show. The boys were able to show... More

neveh 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Amazing! It is non stop dance with great music. I was sitting in the stalls so the dancers came down and danced with the audience which... More

katesayer 5'4", 30 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Absolutely loved the show, seeing the Strictly boys dancing was amazing. There isn’t a story line, it’s set as the filming of a TV... More

emilyflett 5”9, 17 reviews, 1 helpful vote

I really enjoyed the show. I expected good dancing but was equally impressed with the quality of the singing and could see that a... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 82 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Started off a little bit robotic - but after a short while the energy level increased and it became a great show. The supporting dancers,... More

mikeconlan999 5"10, 45 reviews, 1 helpful vote

This show was fantastic! What a fun night at the theatre. The performers had us up dancing and singing along and I could not help but... More

alexandraf1 44 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Brilliantly exuberant! Technically, the dancing was not the best and there was an over reliance on the use of video tapes with Lulu... More

janineb1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

What a brilliant show! Packed with action from start to finish and all performers were fantastic. One of the best shows we've seen... More

davidk16 1 review, 0 helpful votes

It was quite interesting to see. I was surprised that we could film most of the show. I loved the music and the cast were great singers. More

sarahward 5 foot, 335 reviews, 7 helpful votes
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