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On Your Feet!

Updated: Mar 11, 2023

The 'Rhythm Is Going To Get You' here in Edinburgh at the Festival Theatre. The moving and entertaining Tony Award® nominated production - On Your Feet ran on Broadway for two years, playing for over 750 performances. 'Get On Your Feet' this week to some of the iconic songs such as 'Conga' and 'Don't Want To Lose You Now'. What are you waiting for '1-2-3'.

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On Your Feet!

ON YOUR FEET! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan as they chart their journey from its origins in Cuba, onto the streets of Miami and finally to international super-stardom and features some of the most iconic pops songs of the era, including ‘Rhythm is Gonna Get You’, ‘Conga’, ‘Get On Your Feet’, ‘Don’t Want To Lose You Now’ and ‘1-2-3’.

THE STORY OF EMILIO AND GLORIA ESTEFAN can be seen at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh

Monday 7 to Saturday 12 October 2019.

Gloria Estefan said “The UK has not only been an important source of beautiful music for our world, but has also played an integral role in my own personal musical history. To have our life story playing throughout the UK is a dream I could never have imagined coming true. I am thrilled and excited beyond words!”.

On Your Feet 2019 ©

Gloria Estefan

Gloria Estefan has sold over 100 million records worldwide and is the most successful Latin crossover performer in the history of pop music. In addition to her 38 number 1 hits across the Billboard charts, Gloria recorded the Oscar-nominated song ‘Music of My Heart’ and has received numerous honours and awards over the course of her illustrious career. Emilio Estefan is a founding member of the pioneering Miami Sound Machine, who created a brand-new Latin crossover sound – fusing infectious Cuban rhythms with American pop and disco. Combined, they have won a staggering 26 Grammy awards.

The Cast

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde), with choreography by Olivier Award-winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman).

Direct from the West End, Philippa Stefani will play ‘Gloria Estefan’, George Ioannides as ‘Emilio Estefan’, Madalena Alberto will play ‘Gloria Fajardo’, Karen Mann ‘Consuelo’.

Philippa Stefani played ‘Mimi’ in the recent national tour of “Rent”. She has also played ‘Daniela’ in “In The Heights” at King’s Cross Theatre. Her other theatre credits include the original London casts of “Wicked” at the Apollo Victoria and “I Can’t Sing” and “Sister Act”, both at the London Palladium. She has also appeared in “High Society at the Old Vic and ”Ghost” at the Piccadilly Theatre.

George Ioannides has appeared in the West End productions of “Annie” and “Mamma Mia!” and was most recently seen as ‘Eduardo Cortez’ in “An Officer and a Gentleman” at Curve, Leicester and on national tour.

Madalena Alberto’s West End credits include the title role in “Evita” at the Dominion Theatre and ‘Grizabella’ in “Cats” at the London Palladium. She has also appeared as ‘Fantine’ in the 25th Anniversary tour of “Les Miserables” and was most recently seen as ‘Giulietta’ in “Aspects of Love” at the Southwark Playhouse.

Karen Mann’s many credits include ‘Golde’ in the national tour of “Fiddler on the Roof” opposite Paul Michael Glaser, ‘Marley’ in “Scrooge” at Curve and ‘Mother Superior’ in “Sister Act” also at Curve and on national tour. Her extensive work at the Watermill Theatre in Newbury includes ‘Gladys’ in “Copacabana”, ‘Viv’ in “Spend Spend Spend” and ‘Mrs Lovett in “Sweeney Todd”, which transferred to both the New Ambassadors Theatre and Trafalgar Studios.

Completing the cast will be Sharif Afifi, Hollie Cassar, Francisco Del Solar, Laura Friedrich Tejero, Francesca Lara Gordon, Yonly Leyva Desdunes, Olivia Kate Holding, Elia Lo Tauro, Gabriella-Rose Marchant, Martin McCarthy, Alicia Mencía, Ciro Lourencio Meulens, Clayton Rosa, Julia Ruiz Fernandez, Slaap, Dawnita Smith, Despina Violari, Nathan Zammit and Alain Zambrana Borges.

On Your Feet 2019 ©

More Information



7 OCTOBER 2019 – 12 OCTOBER 2019

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2 MARCH 2020 – 7 MARCH 2020

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10 MARCH 2020 – 14 MARCH 2020

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I hope you enjoy the show as much as we did. It was entertaining from beginning to end with a talented cast bringing the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan to life. Their life filled with dramatic highs and lows. Following their passion, they made their dreams come true. Not forgetting the iconic tunes. We were all up on our feet, alive and ready for more! A great night out.

Life is about the great experiences we have, and this has to have been one of mine. Until next time..Happy Travels:)x

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