DANCE legend Wayne Sleep is coming to Blackpool Grand Theatre in a performance of Cabaret.

Twinkle-toed Wayne will be joined by I’d Do Anything runner-up Samantha Barks and Hollyoaks bad boy Henry Luxemburg in the dazzling show.

Since its Broadway premiere in 1966 and the infamous Bob Fosse movie version with Liza Minnelli, Cabaret has won a staggering number of stage and screen awards, including eight Oscars, seven BAFTAs and 13 Tonys.

We caught up with Wayne Sleep ahead of the show and put some burning questions to him.

What's the best thing about performing Cabaret? Working with such great people. It has a great score, it’s a great musical.

How do you cope with a demanding schedule? I feel uplifted by the music and a good audience.

What do you do to relax between shows? Sleep and eat.

What’s iT like working with Samantha Barks? She’s very professional and disciplined as if she has been trained in the profession. She has taken to touring like a duck to water.

What has been your favourite show to perform in? Dash, my own show, where we included jazz, tap, ballet and modern dance plus take-offs of famous people.

Are there any shows you would like to appear in? Many plays and musicals. You name it. If the part’s right, I’d do it.

What has been the secret to such a long career? Diversity. I’ve done everything — dance shows, ballet, films, musicals, concerts, and TV.

What are you planning to do once Cabaret ends? I have many things in the pipeline. I’m too superstitious to say anything about them until I've signed the contract though.

What's the best bit on your personality CV? Entertainer.

And the worst? Can’t drive a car, or ride a horse.

What are your earliest memories? Colour and music.

How do you stay in love? Become their best friend.

What keeps you up at night? Being alone in a big house.

Who, or what, makes you laugh? Bette Midler.

What object would you save in a fire? The extinquisher!

What was the main turning point in your life? When I didn’t grow.

Who would play you in a film of your life? Somebody short. Tom Cruise!

Which song is the soundtrack to your life? I Will Survive.

Tell us about your first date? It was with Jane the harpist.

Perfect Sunday? Eating a traditional English lunch and then snuggling in front of the fire watching a great movie.

l See Wayne Sleep in Cabaret at Blackpool Grand Theatre from Monday, May 18, to Saturday, May 23. For tickets call the box office on 01253 290190, or visit