Ireland’s King of Swing Luke Thomas and Dancing with the Stars pro champ John Nolan will bring a new show to Cork next month. Photo: Evan Doherty

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Leeside dance lovers will be singing in the rain next month when Ireland's King of Swing Luke Thomas comes to town.

Thomas and his band The Swing Cats are bringing their spectacular new live show Putting On The Ritz to The Everyman on 20 April.

The show will feature Dancing with the Stars pro champ John Nolan and very special guests The Runaways, as well as iconic songs and dance performances from the golden age of Hollywood cinema from legends like Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Ginger Rogers, Frank Sinatra, and Judy Garland. The audience can expect to hear and see all time classics like ‘Singing In The Rain’, ‘Puttin' On The Ritz’, ‘Mr Bojangles’, ‘Let's Face The Music And Dance’, ‘New York New York’, ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’, ‘King Of The Swingers’, ‘Sing Sing Sing’, ‘Night And Day’ and many more.

The new show blends the grace and finesse of Ireland’s King of Ballroom John Nolan with the charisma and swagger of Luke Thomas with his big band The Swing Cats for a visual and audio treat.

Commenting on the new show, Luke Thomas said he is extremely excited to bring it to a Cork audience.

“I can't wait to bring this incredible show to Cork in April and join forces with my good friend, aka Ireland's King Of Ballroom John Nolan too. If you're a fan of old classic Hollywood or even just dance in general, you will love this show,” he said.

Tickets are on sale now at and cost €36.50 including fees.