Diversity reschedule Connected dance shows in Nottingham and Sheffield

Dance troupe Diversity have rescheduled their Connected tour from this spring to 2022 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Diversity will tour their Connected dance show to Nottingham and Sheffield in 2021.Diversity will tour their Connected dance show to Nottingham and Sheffield in 2021.
Diversity will tour their Connected dance show to Nottingham and Sheffield in 2021.

The dancers will perform at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall on the evening of April 1 and the afternoon of April 2 and at Sheffield City Hall on May 1 when there will be afternoon and evening shows.

Diversity’s new tour is one of their biggest UK tours to date and follows nine sell-out tours, more than 600,000 tickets sold and countless television and live performances.

The dancers took the nation by the storm when they won the third series of Britain’s Got Talent, triumphing over singer Susan Boyle who was bookies favourite to win. Over the ensuing decade Diversity have continued to wow audiences around the world with their innovative live performances

To take the troupe into the new decade of Diversity, choreographer Ashley Banjo;s new show Connected centres around the world of social media, the internet, and the digital era we now live in, but more importantly how this connects us all.

Ashley said of the tour: “Every year that goes by, and every time we get to create a new touring show, I cannot believe we are still lucky enough to

get to do this. But even after all this time, we are still growing, and this new decade and new chapter for Diversity is sure to be something even more special than the last. I truly do believe that we are all connected in more ways than one and I cannot wait to bring this to life on stage.”

Ashley is a judge on television’s Dancing on Ice panel, and hosted, choreographed and starred in the BAFTA nominated The Real Full Monty as well as The Real Full Monty: Ladies Night and his own show Flirty Dancing.

His younger brother and fellow Diversity member Jordan Banjo has hosted BBC 1’s primetime show The Greatest Dancer.

Tickets for Nottingham are priced from £31, go to www.trch.co.uk. Tickets for Sheffield are priced from £34; go to www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk.

The Connected shows were originally due to take place this year on April 2 in Nottingham and April 4 in Sheffield. Original tickets remain valid for the new dates.