Mum’s will dance with joy this Mother’s Day with tickets to An Evening with Wayne Sleep at Blackpool Grand Theatre on Sunday 27 March!

For the very first time, dance icon Wayne Sleep OBE invites audiences to join him as he looks back over a glittering career spanning five fabulous decades. There’s a little bit of dance, lots of insider info and the unique opportunity of a Q&A in his exciting live UK tour, which opens at Blackpool’s beautiful Grand!

From an early age, Wayne was enrolled to a dance school where he studied tap and jazz before famously joining the Royal Ballet School after graduating. At just 5ft 2 in height, Sleep is still the shortest male dancer that has ever been admitted into The Royal Ballet and his big breakthrough came when he was only seventeen, when he played Napoleon in Cinderella. Wayne said: “They needed a small man; I was the smallest in the school, so I got the part – and a contract with the company.”

Using his own rare film footage and photos, Wayne will describe how he went on to become a Principal Dancer at the Royal Ballet with numerous roles specially created for him including Ashton, MacMillan, de Valois, Layton, Nureyev, Gillian Lynne, and Neumeier. Dame Ninette De Valois, the founder of the Royal Ballet, described Wayne as ‘…the greatest virtuoso dancer the Royal Ballet has ever produced’.

Wayne has also starred in the West End – notably in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats where Wayne created the role of Mr Mistoffelees, founded his own dance company and toured the world with it in his show Dash. His first steps into the world of film and TV are illustrated throughout the evening with rarely seen clips which cover his own TV series The Hot Shoe Show, the prestige of being a special guest on The Morecambe and Wise Show, starring alongside Sean Connery and all of the off-camera gossip about The Real Marigold Hotel. Wayne will also discuss his recent appearances I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, Strictly Dance Fever, Come Dine with Me and many more.

Mr Sleep will, of course, talk about his long-standing association with the Royal Family, including his relationship with Princess Margaret and his close personal friendship with Diana, Princess of Wales. And finally, any evening with Wayne Sleep wouldn’t be complete without a step or two and you won’t be disappointed…

Whisk your mum into an enchanting evening celebrating the wonderful dance world of Wayne Sleep this Mother’s Day for an evening to cherish and remember.

An Evening with Wayne Sleep is at Blackpool Grand Theatre on Sunday 27 March at 7.30pm.

Book now by visiting or call the box office on 01253 290 190.


An Evening with Wayne Sleep - Sun 27 Mar 2022 at 7.30pm

Grand Theatre, 33 Church Street, Blackpool FY1 1HT

Box Office 01253 290 190

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