PARTY fever well and truly arrived at Poole's Lighthouse last night as Sophie Ellis-Bextor invited fans to dance in her glittery kitchen disco.  

Sequinnes were everywhere on stage and the audience certainly got the memo with fans dressing up ready to dance the night away to some retro disco tunes and Sophie's original hits on Saturday, March 19. 

Sitting on a giant white horse in sparkly stilettos, Sophie arrived with a bang singing a very fitting 'Take me Home' setting the mood and transporting the audience into her lockdown home.

Taking fans on a joyful journey through her feel-good  mixtape, Sophie, her partner Richard and their three children would dance the night away with fans across the world every Friday during lockdown, inspiring her to start this tour. 

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The show was peppered with anecdotes and facts about Poole, as Sophie charmingly drew us in to feel like friends in her kitchen.

A big spinning wheel decided some of the tracks, making the night light and fun and slightly unexpected - 'Disco Inferno', 'Yes Sir, I Can Boogie' and 'Like a Prayer' all got the crowd off their seats and dancing away.

A relaxed and fun-loving set, a cocktail bar was wheeled on stage for Sophie to slow things down and show off her impressive vocals with some heart-felt songs including 'Young Blood', an ode to her mum and late step-dad's 30-year marriage.

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Keeping the audience on their toes (quite literally), Sophie had multiple costume changes throughout the evening ramping up the energy and sequinnes.

Getting everyone involved, 'Get over you' saw Sophie conduct the audience in a duet followed by 'Crying at the Discoteque' where she encouraged the audience to jump up and down - not that they needed much persuading. 

As the show drew to a close Sophie with the timeless hit 'Murder on the Dancefloor', a classic that didn't disappoint.

Ending the show to raucous applause, Sophie and her glitzy crew ran back on stage for an encore with a cover of Madness' 'Our House'.

The final surprise of the evening ended with Sophie appearing on the balcony silencing the audience as she sung an a capella rendition -without a microphone - of My Favourite Things.

Support act singer-songwriter, Holiday Sidewinder, entertained fans with retro pop numbers getting them in the groove for Ellis-Bextor.