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Karen Hauer And Gorka Marquez: Speakeasy

Strictly Come Dancing professionals Karen Hauer and Gorka Marquez are thrilled to bring their all-new show SPEAKEASY to theatres in 2025.

Expect exhilarating live music and breath-taking choreography with Karen and Gorka’s newest offering, which follows their debut tour FIREDANCE.

Unlock the door to an undercover world of elegance and iconic dance flavours. From the clandestine New York Speakeasy to the sultry Havana dance floors and from the Burlesque Cabaret Clubs of the mid 1900s to the glittering mirror balls of Studio 54, SPEAKEASY will be a delicious dance experience. Mamba, Salsa, Charleston, Foxtrot and Samba the night away with our electrifying cast of world-class dancers, vocalists and musicians.

Gorka says: “I’m so excited to be going back on the road with Karen and seeing everybody across the UK. We’re going to immerse the audience in an undercover world of dance and I can’t wait!”

Karen added: “Partnering again on a new tour with my good friend Gorka is so exciting and we can’t wait for audiences up and down the UK to see what we’ve put together for them. We’re bringing a new look and feel to this show; all new music, dances, and a theme where we’ll be bringing you behind a secret door for an evening of total entertainment and escapism. It’s shaping up to be the most incredible adventure and we can’t wait for people to join us on the journey.”

Karen Hauer is Strictly Come Dancing’s longest standing professional, having spent 12 series on the iconic show. She has partnered with celebrities including Westlife’s Nicky Byrne, The ‘Hairy Biker’ Dave Myers, Mark Wright, Jeremy Vine, Chris Ramsey, and Jamie Laing. Crowned 2008 World Mambo Champion, Karen was also a finalist of So You Think You Can Dance USA and principal female dancer in the original Broadway cast of Burn the Floor and subsequent world tours. Following the success of Karen and Gorka’s FIREDANCE, Karen is delighted to be returning to the stage in 2025 with SPEAKEASY, at which she also undertakes Associate Choreographer and Associate Creative Producer roles.

Gorka is a favourite Strictly Come Dancing professional with past celebrity partners including Helen Skelton, Alexandra Burke, and Maisie Smith. He is currently a judge on Spain’s Dancing with the Stars. Gorka is also a qualified personal trainer and fitness model. He also has his own reality TV series ‘Life behind the Lens’, which gives a glimpse of his family life with fiancée Gemma Atkinson and their children. Gorka is looking forward to getting creative with some exciting and dynamic new choreography for this brand new dance show, following on from the electrifying FIREDANCE.

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Karen Hauer And Gorka Marquez: Speakeasy

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