Anton du Beke
Tuesday 1st November 2022
The Hayward Theatre, Kings School, The Gallery, Ely, CB7 4DB
Join us for a special evening in Ely with Anton du Beke, to celebrate the release of his latest novel, The Ballroom Blitz.
September 1940. As the skies split apart and bombs rain down on London, it's all the staff at the famed Buckingham Hotel can do to keep their guests in the luxury they're accustomed to, and evoke the magic of the Grand ballroom for them each night.
Home on leave and still reeling from the tragic events at Dunkirk, the dashing Raymond de Guise struggles to define his role in this new world, and to do his duty both to his country, and his beloved wife Nancy- who needs him now more than ever.
With profiteers skulking the London streets, and devious rivals plotting the Buckingham's downfall, the hotel staff must all hold onto what matters most- and decide where their loyalties truly lie.
As the bombing intensifies and Christmas fast approaches, somehow the show must go on...
Anton Du Beke is one of this generation's all-round entertainers; the King of Ballroom, Strictly Come Dancing royalty, and household name. In 2018, he realised his boyhood ambition and published the first in a series of bestselling novels set in the 1930s world of the exclusive Mayfair hotel, The Buckingham.