PREVIEW: Pixie Lott in Puttin’ on the Ritz, Theatre Royal, Newcastle

Pop princess: Pixie Lott.
Pop princess: Pixie Lott.

PIXIE Lott will be the star of the show in glitzy song and dance spectacular Puttin’ On The Ritz at Newcastle Theatre Royal this summer.

Pixie will be joined by Trent Whiddon, her dancing partner from Strictly Come Dancing, alongside Kristina Rihanoff and Robin Windsor.

The pop star said: “I sing and dance in the production so I can’t wait to get my dancing shoes back on and do what I love, and I’m excited to be partnered with Trent again.”

Dance professional Trent is also thrilled to be dancing once again with his Strictly celebrity partner. He said: “We had a lot of fun doing Strictly Come Dancing together, so I was really excited and honoured to hear that Pixie really wanted to be partnered with me again for the Puttin’ On The Ritz tour.

“It’s always exciting to be dancing in front of a live audience and I’m really looking forward to hearing Pixie sing in the show.”

It’s a return to the North East for Pixie who supported Rihanna here on her arena tour in 2010. She also sang for a Blue Peter event on the Gateshead quayside last summer.

Pixie and Trent will be taking to the stage with Kristina and Robin and a troupe of award-winning singers and dancers for an evening of Hollywood glamour including music by George Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and more.

This show-stopping production is packed with nostalgic favourites including Cheek to Cheek, Alexander’s Rag Time Band, Night and Day and I Got Rhythm.

•Tickets are from £13 (a booking fee of 95p - £1.95 will apply to most tickets) and can be purchased from the Theatre Royal Box Office on Tel. 08448 112121.