Producers have announced that Craig Revel Horwood is to direct the brand new 2020/21 UK and Ireland tour of Baz Luhrmann’s smash hit musical, Strictly Ballroom, which will open at Nottingham Theatre Royal on 26 September 2020.
This all-singing, all-dancing and all-glittering production will then tour to Wolverhampton, Hull, Milton Keynes, Sunderland, Bristol, Bromley, Edinburgh, York, Salford, Guildford, Northampton, Southend, Llandudno, Aylesbury, Darlington, Wimbledon, Bournemouth, Derry, Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Canterbury, Birmingham, Plymouth, Blackpool, Bradford, Southampton, Ipswich and Reading, until June 2021.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical tells the beguiling story of Scott Hastings, a talented, arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer. When Scott’s radical dance moves see him fall out of favour with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner with no moves at all. Inspired by one another, this unlikely pair gather the courage to defy both convention and their families – and discover that, to be winners, the steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom…
Featuring a show-stopping book by Baz Luhrmann & Craig Pearce, and bringing together a cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom will feature a songbook including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, alongside new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.
The show’s scintillating singing, dazzling dancing and eye-popping costumes will combine together to bring audiences a story of heart, comedy and drama, and promises to be an unforgettable night under the glitter ball.