Join Strictly Come Dancing star Giovanni Pernice and his professional dance team in 'Dance is Life'. In Italian, it translates to 'Il ballo é vita', and this show takes you on a journey of life through dance. This elegant and beautiful tale features four fantastic dancers and two amazing singers that are sure to have you on your feet and leave you with a tear in the eye.

Giovanni joined the hit BBC show in 2015 and made the final in his first year with Georgia May Foote, before teaming up with Laura Whitmore in 2016. Not just another dance and talk show, but a classy narrative which exudes love & passion.

Giovanni Pernice & Luba Mushtuk, from Strictly Come Dancing, star in ‘il ballo è vita’. Not just another ‘An evening with….’ show, but a wonderful story set in a Sicilian Caffè/Bar, our leading man, Giovanni, thinks he has found love, but not everything is as easy as it first appears… 

Expect dances such as the ‘Quickstep’, ‘Samba’, ‘Rhumba’, ‘Pasodoble’, ’Argentine Tango’ and of course…his signature dance - the ‘Jive’. An elegant and beautiful tale, performed by a cast of six professional dancers and two singers, in this classy narrative which exudes love & passion.

Limited premium seats avialable which include meet and greet Giovanni Pernice after the show, signed print and photo opportunity plus the best seats in the house.

About the Director/Choreographer

Strictly Theatre Co. is delighted to announce Strictly Come Dancing’s Creative Director
Jason Gilkison as Director/Choreographer for Giovanni Pernice’s UK tour.

Jason is delighted to be working with Giovanni & Luba for their tour and has cast two couples
from Dancing with the Stars Ireland - ‘Kai Widdrington & Giulia Dotta’, plus ‘Emily Barker & Curtis Pritchard’ (brother to AJ). We also have one more couple still to be announced, taking the total cast up to 8 professional dancers.

Jason has choreographed for stars such as Celine Dion, Robbie Williams, Rod Stewart, Take
That and the Backstreet Boys. He is also the artistic director for the worldwide smash hit ‘Burn the Floor’ which has had runs in the West End, Las Vegas and Broadway.

Suitable for ages 10 years and over.

All Performances

Sunday 7 May


PRESENTED BY: Strictly Theatre Co.
DIRECTOR: Jason Gilkison
Giovanni Pernice
Luba Mushtuk plus professional dance team and singers


Standard - £28

Concession - £26

Premium (limited availability) - £45

The Premium ticket includes VIP experience - meet and greet Giovanni Pernice after the show, signed print and photo opportunity plus watch the show from the best seats in the house.

For all groups of 10 tickets or more, there is a special discount of £2 per ticket.


1. For normal tickets - select 'Front View' or 'Middle/Back View'.  Select 'Standard' in the price type at the top for standard tickets or 'senior/student/child' in the price type at the top for concession tickets and then click on the seats you would like to book. Click 'Order Seats'.

2. For the premium VIP experience tickets - select 'Premium View'.  Then select 'Premium' in the price type at the top and then click on the seats you would like to book.  Click 'Order Seats'.

3. For wheelchair seats, please call the Box Office on 0300 3039 620 from 1pm on weekdays or from 10am at weekends and school holidays.

Giovanni Pernice - Il Ballo é Vita  (Dance is Life) Poster