Dein Perry’s multi-award-winning Tap Dogs is making its long-awaited return to the UK in 2018. Following the opening performances of its tour in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa, the production opens at the Peacock Theatre on 23 October 2018 (press night is 24 October). Performances take place until 10 November, before the tour continues to China, Russia and the USA.
The cast of Tap Dogs features dancers Nathan Beech, Nathaniel Hancock, Reid Perry, Richie Miller, Sam Marks, Anthony Russo and Chase Roseillo. Together, the performers have over 50 years’ experience dancing as part of Tap Dogs, with their collective accolades including a performance at the World Masters Games Opening Ceremony (Perry) and an appearance in the animated film Happy Feet 2 (Hancock).
The dancers are joined on-stage by two percussionists, Catarina Percinio and Noriko Terada. Percinio, a performer with Tap Dogs since 2013, has played in numerous professional orchestras including the renowned Duo Labeque, and performed with conductors including Frank Shipway, John Neschling and Neil Thomson. Terada, a multi-percussionist like Percinio, is internationally known for her percussion recordings with the world-popular video game series, Final Fantasy.
Winner of over 15 international awards including an Olivier Award, an Obie Award (New York) and a Pegasus Award (Spoleto Festival in Italy), Tap Dogs has appeared in over 330 cities on six continents and has been seen live by over 12 million people. A worldwide television audience of over 3.4 billion saw 1,000 Tap Dogs performing in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics in 2000.
Part theatre, part rock concert and part construction site, Tap Dogs is widely considered one of Australia’s most successful theatrical exports.