What are the fans saying about An Evening With Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus? They love it! Take a look at a few of the comments that we found posted on Twitter.
Really enjoyed watching @TristanMacManus & @KRihanoff tonight - the Paso mash up was particularly amazing & @MarkReadMusic did a great job
Catherine M @Ms_Catherine92
Omg @TristanMacManus and @KRihanoff you were incredible tonight!! Such genuinely lovely and amazingly talented people #firstclass #Belfast #KristinaandTristan
Can't get over what a fab night it was seeing @TristanMacManus, @KRihanoff and @MarkReadMusic at theatre at the mill. So lovely and down to earth as well, well worth seeing it!!
had a fab night watching these guys!! thank you @TristanMacManus @KRihanoff for amazing dances and @MarkReadMusic for amazing vocals!!
Amy Johnston @AmyJ__x
Fantastic night at #MossleyMill with @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus ! Loved every minute. Please come back soon #myfavourites
Michelle miles card @michellecard232
Totally loving @TristanMacManus @KRihanoff and @MarkReadMusic in Belfast tonight. Yes we are the noisy 2nd row.
Joanne Hasson @JoHass_ Really enjoyed @KRihanoff and @TristanMacManus show in Derry. So talented all 3, and lovely people. Thanks for answering my question:)
John Davis @JohnsTraining @TristanMacManus Great night in Dundalk, you are great dancer and a really nice person, thank you
Not sweet Caroline @cmcc09
Such a pleasure to watch and meet the nicest people @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus thanks for a great night #Dundalk
Kevin Dougall @Glasgowkev79
More@TristanMacManus one happy girl on Saturday night! Still buzzing!So lucky to have danced on stage with you!! Brilliant show! Thanks again
Amy ❤"Me Girl" 🙈 🙊 @XxAmyxPopxX
Thank you so much @KRihanoff & @TristanMacManus for last night. The show was amazing & you were so lovely to meet #strictly #thankyou
Caroline ♥ ♥ ♥Overtones @TWglasgowgal
@KRihanoff @TristanMacManus great to meet u both loved both shows #Livingston #Hamilton
Kathleen Hunter @kahunter80
@KRihanoff @TristanMacManus Thanks for the photo and chat last night. Was well worth the 2hr drive to see the show again after Arbroath
Sarah Strictly @SarahStrictly
Replying to @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus and 2 othersThank you both for such an amazing show. Brilliant xx
Vonnie Sandlan @VonnSand
Replying to @VonnSand @KRihanoff @TristanMacManusThanks so much for giving our kids the opportunity to perform with you tonight. They LOVED the show.
Fantastic dancing and music tonight Kristina,Tristan & Mark. Thank you for a great night! @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic @KRihanoff
Jillian Lang @JillianLang7
@TristanMacManus fabulous show tonight, loved every minute of it. Wish I'd been brave enough to come onto the stage!
What a fab show! @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic Lucy, her big sister and I had a lovely night
Theresa Cowley @TheresaCowley1
Replying to @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus and 2 othersThis show is magical and even better when Tristan does his Irish Dancing
Jenny O'Donnell @jennyodonnell87
@MarkReadMusic @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus Thanks for a great night! Mark, we'll need to work on our salsa, get it right next time!
Elaine Simpson @Laneylou55
Thanks for a fantastic show @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic we had a ball and enjoyed meeting you all
Ashley ❤ ❤ @ashleycranston1
Brilliant show last night @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic !Even my partner who orginally didnt want to come enjoyed it
sarah west @SarahMMWest
An amazing show by amazing people. @TristanMacManus this moment meant so much to me. Thank you for being just brilliant. I didn't think I'd ever get to see you dance again. It was so special. Much love. Xxx p.s cheers for the twirl.
Sharon Taylor @Sharontaylor68
Fantastic night watching @KRihanoff and @TristanMacManus in Livingston what amazing dancers
Sandra - Onlinevents @Onlinevents_saz Oct 25
Great night in Livingston @MarkReadMusic What a great singer and loved the dancing @TristanMacManus and @KRihanoff brilliant night
Mary Whitworth @MareMEW
@TristanMacManus saw your show in Braintree on Friday it was brilliant xxx
Had such a good time at @KRihanoff and @TristanMacManus show tonight. If you haven't seen it, you're missing a real treat! #sogood
@STheatreCo I beg you to bring @TristanMacManus back for another tour. The guy is not only a beautiful dancer, but comedy gold too!#fabnight
Emma-Jane Wilkinson @EmmaJaneLee1
@KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic thank you so much for an amazing show it's the best strictly pro show I have been to by far..!!
Was an amazing night @TheMaltings seeing @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic Thank you so much for the photos and selfies!
Kiri Baker @KiriB287
Amazing show @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic totally loved it
Theresa Cowley @TheresaCowley1
So loved this show @KRihanoff @MarkReadMusic @TristanMacManus best night ever meeting you all
Ben Gartland @BenGartland75
Evening with @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic in Ilkley. Excellent show, well done! Dancing to Mark's singing was a bonus.
Janet Mawer @Mawer1
@KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic Fabulous show tonight. Lovely to meet you all. Make sure you visit Bettys next time! x
Steven Pollard @stevestar0
@KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic Absolutely awesome show tonight, really enjoyed it & great to meet you :-)
Kay Leahy @Kay_Neptune
@TristanMacManus @KRihanoff @MarkReadMusic Fabulous show, very enjoyable evening
@MarkReadMusic @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus What a phenomenal show!! So glad I got the chance to see it Friday, loved every second x
@KRihanoff @TristanMacManus Loved your show so much we've booked to come and see it again in Ireland #FatherChristmasCameEarly
Julie Bathie @strictlyjulieb
@KRihanoff@TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic thank you so much ,fabulous show of great music & fabulous dancing & lovely to meet you all
Jenny Fowler @bti_jenny
Replying to @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus@MarkReadMusic Go & see this show! I highly recommend it! The dancing and singing & Mark Read hosting it in a wonderful way worked perfectly
Andy @chachadilton Oct 21
Fantastic @KRihanoff and @TristanMacManus show.
Karen Potter @karenpatricep
Replying to @StrictlyPros @KRihanoff and 3 othersReally enjoyed the show in Brum, Kristina was gorgeous, Marks vocals amazing and I'd forgotten how cute Tristan is
Gemma Crysell @GCrysell
Great show last night in Braintree, real pleasure to meet @TristanMacManus @KRihanoff @MarkReadMusic Good luck with the rest of your tour
SCD Professionals @StrictlyPros
Top Man! @TristanMacManus
@MarkReadMusic @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus thanks for a brilliant evening of dance, singing & entertainment...you were all outstanding x
SCD Professionals @StrictlyPros
An Evening With @KRihanoff & @TristanMacManus, with @MarkReadMusic is truly fantastic! Amazing singing & dancing from beginning to end!
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@KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic the show tonight was amazing! I didn’t want it to end. Thank you
@TristanMacManus My first time of actually meeting you tonight. What a truly lovely person #downtoearth open honest person it was an honour
Wow what an amazing show @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic absolutely brilliant show full on non stop singing and dancing
Jan W @Janwor
@KRihanoff @TristanMacManus fabulous show this evening! Thank you
Sue Nightingale @Suzy233
Great show tonight @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus and @MarkReadMusic @BATheatre Tristan definitely likes a chat doesn't he
Lisa Silvester @retsabala
Replying to @StrictlyPros @T_MacManusFocus and 5 othersBraintree .. you will thoroughly enjoy the amazing show... thank you Kristina, Tristan and Mark...
Just been to see @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus and @MarkReadMusic at @RhodesBStort. Was an amazing show. Loved every second!
@TristanMacManus Thank you both so very much for a great show last night and a fantastic dance! Something to dream about forever! X
Theresa Cowley @TheresaCowley1
Replying to @StrictlyPros @TeamRihanoff and 5 othersBest show ever
Mandy Camp @molshouse
@KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic Thank u for a fantastic show. Brilliant dancing & some A1 songs...win win
Sarah Strictly @SarahStrictly
Thank you @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic @STheatreCo for a fantastic night of song, dance and chat. wonderful production xxxx
Loving the show! @TristanMacManus @KRihanoff @MarkReadMusic
Helen Wilce @hwilce
Absolutely loving An Evening with @KRihanoff and @TristanMacManus with @MarkReadMusic Stunning choreography and music
Strictly Girls @StrictlyGirls
Fab show, watching @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic Fantastic first half
Susan Walker @suewalkerdance
Proud of all our amazing kids from CFDA, who danced last night with @KRihanoff and @Tristan MacManus,were so lovely with the kids!!!
Brilliant show @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus and loved @MarkReadMusic
Kathryn Reed @katgirdlestone
Replying to @RugbyBenCohen was so good!! Brilliant opening night. @KRihanoff and @TristanMacManus should be proud of it xx
The show tonight was amazing!!! Thank you for allowing me to briefly share the stage with you, I had a fab time @KRihanoff @TristanMacManus @MarkReadMusic
Tristan graciously took your questions after the show on Friday, October 20. Enjoy!
We’ve heard glowing reports from those who have been fortunate enough to see An Evening with Kristina Rihanoff and Tristan MacManus during these first few days of the tour. For those of us who haven’t yet had the pleasure, would you tell us a bit about the show itself?
The shows have been going well. We are doing a mini-tour which was originally going to be a lot longer in the new year, but I will be back in Sydney and not interested in being away from my girls for such a long time. It’s basically a three-week tour—one week in England, a week in Scotland, and a week in Ireland— so I’m driving around the country and seeing a lot of new places I’ve never been to before. We are almost finished with the first week now, and the audiences have been great. It’s just a nice intimate show.
Do you have a favorite part of the show, and is there a dance you perform with Kristina that you especially enjoy?
Not really, I don’t have a favorite part. Usually the Q&A is fun because I get to answer questions the way I want to, and I guess that’s how I want to come across. Sometimes when you are on shows you have to say the right things and almost everything is p.c. so when it comes to these shows, it’s a bit like I used to do on It Takes Two—I can say whatever I want. I love dancing to "Wicked Game" in the show. it’s a song I have wanted to dance to for a long, long time but never got the chance. It’s a version by James VIncent McMorrow.
How did the show come together as far as rehearsals, choosing music, dances, etc. and was there a particular song/dance that you wanted included?
To be honest a lot of it was done without me. I was pretty easy when it came to whatever everyone wanted to do. There were some songs that I would have used if I was there from scratch but again Kristina would know the audience more than I would from doing her tours here before. I was happy to go along and just enjoy it. A lot of the songs I have always wanted to dance to in shows may only be songs I like, so it may not work like these do. Rehearsals were quite tough in a way. We didn’t have too much time together, but we did have some charity shows so we danced together a few months before the tour started. Any chance we got free time, we would put some routines together. When I came to Scotland for Mrs. Browns Boys, I’d travel down for the weekend to Kristina and try to piece some more together so it was very spread out but it seems to have worked so far and people have been quite receptive to it.
Strictly Theatre Co. has done a fantastic job of producing many types of shows. In what respect is this type of show different from others you have been involved with and what are your thoughts about the amazing work Strictly Theatre Co. is doing?
We have been really lucky with Strictly Theatre Co, and the work they do. It really is great, and that shows in the other productions they have. We are grateful to be working with the team. We have a small team on the road, but it is a really determined hard-working group that are great to be around. What I’ve picked up off the Mrs. Brown's Boy's tour is that a hug goes a long way, and we all support each other daily and keep spirits high and that makes it an enjoyable tour. I’d highly recommend this company and, who knows, we may end up working together again. When it comes to these shows it’s hard to say what is different, you know. Honestly, everyone is in a way doing the same thing in terms of dances and whatnot but it’s the individuals that makes the shows different. It’s a perspective from us and telling our stories and telling them how we want them to be heard. That’s all you can really do.
We are hearing that Mark Read is doing a fabulous job of hosting and performing as well. What can you tell us about Mark’s role and do you have a special favorite number that he sings in the show?
Mark has been such a great addition to the show, and he does everything. He isn’t just the host as he is so much more important. He has been so good at keeping the audience up, and his vocals have been on point from day one. I hadn’t met Mark before, although I was familiar with his band and didn’t really know what to expect. But from day one he was enthusiastic, accommodating, and professional, and—more important than anything—he is a genuine guy who wants to put on a great show just like Strictly Theatre Co. We couldn’t be happier to have him on board regardless of how short the tour is. I have never been able to suffer fools and sometimes you come across them in this game—haha. He has a great voice and is integral to the success of the show. I love "Take On Me"—hahaha—but I also love his "Wicked Game"and "My Way"versions.
Finally, is there anything you would like to share with the fans? (or just say to the somewhat giddy fans)
Again, just a big thank you. It’s been a while since I have given you guys anything and I appreciate the unfaltering support. Things are going really well at the moment. I am getting to do a little dancing and also working full-time behind the camera as a producer for Mrs. Browns Boys and my girls are great, so I couldn’t be happier and wish all the same to you guys.