He's Gotta Be Him

It's Danny John-Jules: the live show!

26 April, 2019

Anyone who's ever caught one of his legendary Sunday morning sessions at Dimension Jump will know that Danny John-Jules knows how to work a room. You may also recall that he's spoken many times in the past of his admiration of the entertainer Sammy Davis Jr, and of his desire to put on a stage show about the man's life and career.

He's Gotta Be Him

Well, that time has now arrived, as Danny has announced I've Gotta Be Me, a (so far) 11-date tour of the UK this autumn, in which he'll be singing and dancing in the way that only he can:

Danny John-Jules stars in I've Gotta Be Me

The star of Red Dwarf, Death in Paradise and Strictly Come Dancing is going on tour. "The coolest cat in town", is singing and dancing his way back to his musical theatre roots as he takes you on a journey through the life of showbiz icon, Mr Wonderful himself, Sammy Davis Jr.

He will be singing and dancing through some of the best-known hits while telling the compelling story of the world's greatest all-round entertainer.

As Sammy said, "I have to be a star like another man has to breathe". The only problem for Sammy was that he had to break down walls to rise to the top of the entertainment world. Sometimes his lyrics said it best: "Whether I'm right or whether I'm wrong, whether I find a place in this world or never belong, I gotta be me, I've gotta be me."

This musical and visual delight follows the almost unbelievable life of the coolest cat ever, leaving you feeling enlightened, but most of all entertained!

Confirmed dates for the show so far are as follows, with more to be announced!

11th October 2019 The Royal Hippodrome, Eastbourne
17th October 2019 Wycombe Swan Theatre, High Wycombe
25th/26th October 2019 The Dancehouse, Manchester
28th October 2019 Gala Theatre, Durham
30th October 2019 The Albany Theatre, Coventry
4th November 2019 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon
14th November 2019 The Stag, Sevenoaks
21st November 2019 The Tivoli, Aberdeen
22nd November 2019 Carnegie Hall, Dunfermline
29th November 2019 The Royal Theatre, Margate

What's more, there's a special competition running for any Red Dwarf fan who shows up on the night - "something special" and Dwarf-related will be given away each night, and anyone who has purchased a ticket and follows The Official Red Dwarf Fan Club on social media is eligible to enter!

We'll bring you more news on both the competitions, and any further dates for the tour, as soon as we have it!

Find out more and keep up with the latest news on the tour's Facebook page!

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