Strictly Ballroom is a new musical inspired by the classic Australian film from the award-winning Baz Luhrmann. The release of ‘Strictly Ballroom’ in 1992, ‘Romeo + Juliet’ in 1996, and finally ‘Moulin Rouge!’ in 2001 completed Luhrmann’s critically-acclaimed ‘Red Curtain Trilogy’.
Following the success of its UK Premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2016, the magnificent story that inspired the world to dance runs at the Piccadilly Theatre from March. The musical includes hits from the film like “Love Is In The Air”, “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps” and “Time After Time” and electrifying songs from a host of internationally acclaimed artists.
This medley of colour and fun is witty and heartfelt and bound to leave you wanting more.
The show features a company of over 30 led by Will Young (Mrs Henderson Presents, Cabaret) in the new role of Wally Strand, Jonny Labey (Winner ITV’s Dance Dance Dance, Eastenders) as Scott and Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as Fran this new West End musical is a kaleidoscope of colour and fun.
Drew McOnie (whose dazzling choreography for In The Heights earned him the 2016 Olivier Award) will direct and choreograph. Strictly Ballroom is based on the original Australian musical created by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, with a book by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce.
Strictly Ballroom tells the story of Scott, a championship ballroom dancer in 1980s Australia who defies the rules and finds himself aggravating ballroom-purists. He goes one step further than just making up dance steps in choosing left-footed partner Fran as his partner for the Pan Pacific competition. In following his heart he finds his true calling in dance and his true love.
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(2mins) Pass the famous illuminated signs on your right to take Glasshouse Street/Sherwood Street where the theatre can be seen.