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FOOTLOOSE The Musical
Footloose cast includes:
Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz, Record Breakers) as Vi Moore
Stephen McGann (Emmerdale, The Hanging Gale) as Rev Shaw Moore
Derek Hough (20 year old American in his first leading West End role) as Ren McCormack (the role made famous by Kevin Bacon in the film)
Johnny Shentall (Hear’Say, UK tour Starlight Express, MTV’s Totally Scott-Lee) as Chuck Cranston
THEY DARED TO DANCE! THE HIT MOVIE LIVE ON STAGE!
You can move the boy to Bomont but Bomont can’t stop the boy moving!..
When KEVIN BACON’S too-cool-for-school teenager Ren McCormack dared to dance his way out of Chicago and into small town Bomont in the movie FOOTLOOSE, an icon for the 80s was born. Kevin Bacon became a global star and the film’s title track went from gold to platinum to multi-platinum in record time, spawning one of the most famous guitar intros of all time!
The high-energy dance movie burst onto cinema screens in 1984 starring Bacon as the young out-of-towner destined to put the beat back into Bomont and alongside him, Sex And The City star SARAH JESSICA PARKER and LORI SINGER (Fame). This riveting screen sensation took the world by storm with its youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music. FOOTLOOSE tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town on its feet.
As writer of countless top ten hits for artists as diverse as Cher, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross and Bette Midler, and responsible for record sales over the fifty million mark, DEAN PITCHFORD was the man behind the movie, writing the story, screenplay and lyrics. His passion for the filmic dance-fest that was FOOTLOOSE saw him take it to the next level a stage adaptation with WALTER BOBBIE, turning the hit film into a hugely successful musical.
In 1998 Broadway lauded the hit movie live on stage as a musical spectacular and in 2004 FOOTLOOSE played its first UK tour to critical and commercial success.
FOOTLOOSE has been winning rave reviews during its 2006, second UK tour and standing ovations are a regular sight nationwide. When Ren sings I Can’t Stand Still you know you’re watching an iconic rebel without a pause (he?s sure as hell’s got a cause!) and this is one smash hit musical there’s just no stopping.
As Saturday Night Fever, one of the biggest shows in the West End, struts its stuff for the last time, the time couldn’t be better for FOOTLOOSE to cut loose and make its West End debut! Directed and choreographed by Olivier award winner KAREN BRUCE (Saturday Night Fever and Fame) its no surprise to know that FOOTLOOSE contains some of the slickest, sexiest dance routines you can see on stage!
Critics have been raving about the 2006 tour:
“You can?t help but get carried away with the show’s lust for life” Birmingham Mail
“Pure entertainment, get your ticket now” The Western Mail
“Let’s hear it for this fantastic show” Southampton Daily Echo
“Kick off your Sunday shoes for a finale full of fizz” Coventry Evening Telegraph
Featuring a dynamic young cast, this fast-paced show is not only packed full of amazing dance but serves up some classic 80s hits, including Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose. These hit songs have undeniably become modern day anthems and the soundtrack has sold over 16 million copies worldwide. If you loved them the first time round, you’ll love them all over again now!
FOOTLOOSE is presented by Mark Goucher, Michael Rose Limited, Tristan Baker and Jason Haigh-Ellery whose productions include Fame, Rent, Saturday Night Fever, Love Shack, Calamity Jane and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
FOOTLOOSE is at the Novello Theatre from Saturday 8th April 2006.
Dancing is not a crime. To miss FOOTLOOSE would be!
Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD
Box Office: 0870 950 0935
Monday – Thursday 7.45pm,
Friday 5.30pm & 8.30pm
Saturday 3pm & 7.45pm
Ticket Prices: Stalls ?15.00-45.00, concessions available.
Running time: Two hours and twenty minutes including interval.