Shirt on, Channing Tatum is perhaps best known for his roles in the classic dance-romance Step Up and the darkly comic Logan Lucky, but it’s his shirt-off stuff in Magic Mike and Magic Mike XXL – loosely based on his early career as a stripper in Florida – that get us the most, ahem, excited.
We’re therefore thrilled to announce that Tatum’s Magic Mike Live – the stage adaptation of the strip-club-to-silver-screen story, which builds on the films’ narratives – will be touring Down Under in 2020.
Unfortunately, Tatum won’t star in the local production, but, according to the website, it’ll still give audiences a “ladies first” world “where sexuality is celebrated as art”.
So far the production has visited LA, London and Berlin.
For the production, they have created the world's largest Spiegeltent, a glass-heavy, 600-seat three-story venue dubbed The Arcadia. It will be constructed at Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr especially for the immersive production, which will run from May 26 to June 24. It will then move to Sydney's Entertainment Quarter from November 19 to December 20. There’ll be performances in Brisbane and Perth too (dates not yet announced, but you can sign up for the waitlist here).
The Arcadia will have custom bars, a mini food hall, an indoor/outdoor lounge area and a gallery curated by Channing. The show unfolds in front of, behind and above the audience, in a 360-degree show that includes dance, comedy and acrobatics.