A Strictly Come Dancing professional and boyband star are bringing their new musical to Brighton this autumn.

La Bamba, which has been described as a pulsating dance musical, will be at the Theatre Royal in Brighton from September 19 to September 23.

Joining Strictly Come Dancing champion Pasha Kovalev will be The Wanted’s Siva Kaneswaran playing the role of Mateo.

Best known for being one fifth of the UK pop band, the singer songwriter has recently appeared in ITV’s Dancing On Ice and will be joined by rising star Inês Fernandez in the lead role of Sofia.

The Argus: Inês Fernandez and Siva Kaneswaran Inês Fernandez and Siva Kaneswaran (Image: Twisty)


The musical follows 17-year-old Sofia as she pursues her dream to become a superstar.

Inspired by her musical heroes and with the help of her family, Sofia discovers that even the longest journey begins with a single step. As she mixes the music from her roots with the music in her heart, Sofia dreams of bringing together a community that has never felt more divided. 

La Bamba combines Latin, R&B, rock and pop to tell the ultimate feelgood story of a young girl with a big voice, big dreams, and an even bigger heart.

Tickets are on sale now.