News: Full Cast Announced For Johannes Radebe’s UK Tour House Of Jojo

February 28, 2024
News: Full Cast Announced For Johannes Radebe’s UK Tour House Of Jojo

Johannes Radebe is thrilled to announce the full cast for the brand-new production Johannes Radebe: House of Jojo. TV dance sensation and international champion’s first two sell out UK and Ireland tours were a phenomenal success, so this brand-new theatrical celebration is set to follow suit, with roof-raising music, dazzling costumes and of course world class dance.

The tour will open on the 29th March 2024 and run through to the 2nd June 2024, performing across the UK and playing two special performances with special guest star and Strictly Come Dancing 2023 semi-finalist Annabel Croft at the London Palladium on the 4th May 2024.

The cast of House of Jojo will include dancers Ann Chircop Beck, Shali Bordoni, Kieran Curtin, Jack Dargan, Lowri Evans, Kofi Aidoo-Appiah, Erica Martinelli, Ebby Sama, Charles Tatman and Elle Taylor. Also joining the cast are singers Anthonia Edwards (2022 winner of The Voice UK) & Dalton Harris (2018 winner of The X Factor).

Johannes said “I’m over the moon with the cast I have joining me on tour with House of Jojo over the coming months. We’ve found an exceptional array of dancers and I know Antonia and Dalton will deliver outstanding vocals. I’m also so excited to announce that my darling Annabel will be my special guest at The London Palladium. Another chance to hold this angel in my arms and at a theatre I’ve been dreaming of performing in since I first started my solo tour a few years ago.

The doors to the House of Jojo are open – and you are invited.

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 2020 he danced with actress Caroline Quentin and in 2021, 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. In 2022, he was partnered with comedian and actress Ellie Taylor, and made it to the semi-finals in the sixth series with partner Annabel Croft in 2023. His first book Jojo: Finally Home was published on 7 September 2023 and became a Sunday Times best-seller. It was recently announced that South African film company Arrested Industries run by Anthony Kimble, and Oscar nominated Helena Spring Films, have optioned Jojo: Finally Home for a film, with further details to come.

The UK Tour of Johannes Radebe: House of JoJo is presented by ROYO.

 2024 Tour Schedule

29 March: High Wycombe Swan Theatre

30 March: Oxford New Theatre

31 March: Leeds Grand Theatre

4 – 6 April: Cheltenham Everyman

7 April: Southampton Mayflower Theatre

8 April: Truro Hall For Cornwall

11 April: Bridlington Spa

12 April: Stockton Globe

13 April: Nottingham Royal Concert Hall

15 April: Bristol The Hippodrome

18 April: Aylesbury Waterside Theatre

19 April: Guildford G Live

20 April: Glasgow SEC Armadillo

21 April: Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre

24 April: Dartford Orchard West

25 April: York Grand Opera House

26 April: Hull City Hall

27 April: Sheffield City Hall

29 April – 1 May: Belfast Grand Opera House

4 May: The London Palladium

5 May: Cardiff Wales Millennium Centre

7 – 8 May: Canterbury Marlowe Theatre

9 May: Manchester Opera House

10 May: Ipswich Regent Theatre

11 May: Southend Cliffs Pavilion

12 May: Norwich Theatre Royal

15 – 16 May: Leicester Curve

17 May: Blackpool Opera House

19 May: Newcastle Theatre Royal

22 May: Milton Keynes Theatre

23 – 24 May: Birmingham The Alexandra

25 May: Llandudno Venue Cymru

26 May: Stoke Regent Theatre

29 – 30 May: Brighton Theatre Royal

31 May: Swindon Wyvern Theatre

1 June: Bath Forum

2 June: Liverpool Empire Theatre