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REVIEW: House of JoJo, Johannes Radebe, UK Tour Edinburgh 2024

Updated: Apr 27

21 April 2024

The Playhouse, Edinburgh

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Johannes Radebe House of JoJo

House of JoJo is the new UK Tour show from Strictly Come Dancing sensation Johannes Radebe.


After seeing Johannes’s Freedom Unleashed production this time last year, I vowed to bag myself a front row seat for his next show.


I did. And it was incredible!


Sitting front and centre at House of JoJo at the Edinburgh Playhouse this weekend was one of the best experiences of my life. The Edinburgh Playhouse is the largest all-seat theatre in the UK and the atmosphere, the love, the sheer joy of every minute of this show is something I will never forget. I didn't know the people either side of me when I took my seat, but by the end, we were hugging and crying together. Johannes's kindness and influence is that special.


Johannes Radebe House of Jojo UK Tour Programme. Lisa in the Theatre

House of JoJo is utter bliss from beginning to end. Johannes himself is magnetic, and he has put together a dance spectacular that features some of the finest dancers I have ever seen. My jaw dropped on more than a few occasions. Every one of this dance troupe is exquisite, and they are joined on stage by beautiful singers Anthonia Edwards and () who add yet more variety and quality to the show.


The attention to detail and production values for House of JoJo are exemplary. The set and lighting design by Andrew Exeter is stunning, and the sound levels are perfect. The glittering costumes by Tom Rogers are superb and could be straight off of Strictly Come Dancing. And there are so many of them! This cast have so many quick changes to contend with, especially in Act II. House of JoJo looks like a multi-million pound concert spectacular and the impact on the audience is mesmeric.


Johannes Radebe in House of Jojo. Photo: Lisa in the Theatre

What’s so special about Johannes’s shows is that every number means something to him. This isn’t just a random selection of dances: it’s all carefully curated and choreographed from his own life experiences.


To talk about the themes in House of JoJo would spoil it for future audiences; and I don't want to take an ounce of that surprise or fun away from anyone! But I will say that this house is crammed full of incredible humour straight from Johannes's exuberant mind. He's genuinely very funny. Some important and serious messages are showcased too, but it's perfectly balanced and all thoroughly entertaining.


House of JoJo is a spectacular dance show packed with talent, heart and a huge sprinkle of sass and sparkle. The entire cast, crew and production is fabulous and flawless. I left with my heart full and my hand on my credit card ready to book for another venue (or two!).


Give him all the stars in the sky.

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📸 Production photos: (to come)



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House of JoJo Cast


House of JoJo Cast UK TOur Cast Johannes Radebe

Kofi-Aidoo-Appiah

Ann C Beck

Shali Bordoni

Kieran Curtin

Jack Dargan

Anthonia Edwards

Lowri Evans

(Dalton Harris)

Erica Martinelli

Ebby Sama

Charles Tatman

Elle Taylor



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