SHE was on our TV screens for a few months before Christmas - now you've got the chance to spend the evening with Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell when she comes to Somerset.
The dance legend is officially opening the refurbished Westlands Entertainment Venue, in Yeovil - and then hanging around to talk about her incredible career.
Tickets for An Evening With Darcey Bussell on Tuesday, June 27, go on sale from noon on Wednesday (February 22) - for yours call the box office on 01935-422884, click here or visit the Octagon Theatre.
Darcey Bussell’s dance career has spanned over 20 years since she joined the Royal Ballet’s National School in London at 16.
In 1989 she became the youngest ever British ballerina to be made a Principal dancer, and her final performance on stage, MacMillan’s Song of the Earth in 2007, was broadcast to over 3.3 million viewers.
In 2011 Darcey was appointed as Vice President of the Royal Academy of Dance and today she is a member of the board of directors for Sydney Dance Company.
More recently, Darcey has brought her expertise and experience to the judging panel of BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing as well as hosting her own series of TV documentaries about Audrey Hepburn, Margot Fonteyn and others.
The official opening ceremony for Westlands will take place in the afternoon of Tuesday, June 27, for invited guests who have been involved in South Somerset District Council’s project to reopen the venue.
In the evening the Audience With event, open to the public, will take place in the ballroom of the new venue.
Adam Burgan, arts and entertainment manager for The Octagon Theatre and Westlands, said: “We are delighted to welcome Darcey Bussell to officially open Westlands and for audiences to be able to find out more about her incredible career in an exclusive, one-off Audience With event.
"As the UK’s most popular Prima Ballerina, and from her role on Strictly to her work as an author and television presenter, we really are thrilled to have such an amazing artist for the official opening.”
Cllr Sylvia Seal, portfolio holder for leisure and culture at South Somerset District Council, said: “To have such an incredible artist like Darcey Bussell opening the newly refurbished Westlands Entertainment Venue is such a great coup and goes to show how the team managing the venue are pulling out all the stops to attract top names to Yeovil for the enjoyment of residents across South Somerset and beyond.”