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Flashdance The Musical – Brighton Theatre Royal

Writer: Tom Hedley and Robert Cary Director: Hannah Chissick Reviewer:  Cathy Swaby The vibrancy, passion and rhythm of the 1980s have once again come to UK audiences in the musical production of Flashdance; a stomping show of dazzling lights, lycra and legwarmers. For those who love the original 1983 film, nostalgically remember the decade, or are lovers of films and ...

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Footloose: The Musical – Bristol Hippodrome

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Director: Racky Plews Stage Adapation: Dean Pritchard and Walter Bobbie Choreographer: Matthew Cole Musical Director: David Keech Reviewer:Laura Hesketh A Hollywood hit and cultural sensation, Footloose grossed US$80 million, knocked Michael Jackson's albumThriller off of the number one spot, and collected Oscar and Golden Globe nominations in the process. Now Dean Pritchard and Walter Bobbie's extravaganza Footloose: The Musical returns ...

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Footloose: The Musical – Tyne Theatre & Opera House, Newcastle upon Tyne

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Musical Director: David Keech Reviewer: Mark Clegg Before becoming the UK’s leading mobile phone salesman, Kevin Bacon danced his way to stardom in the 1984 movie Footloose as Ren McCormack, a big-city kid who moves to a small town that has a ban on dancing. As the movie is fondly remembered, it inevitably got ...

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Footloose – Cardiff New Theatre

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Writer: Dean Pitchford Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Beth Steer Fast on the heels of the 1980s film sensation, Footloose has long been a firm musical favourite, known for its sizzling combination of teenage rebellion and romance, and Racky Plews’ remastering does not disappoint. Set in Bomont, a small town in middle America with an equally small mind, ...

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Footloose – Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Writers: Dean Pitchford &Walter Bobbie Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Dominic Corr A town that has banned dancing, the rebellious daughter of an overbearing minister, one of the Nolan sisters and a denim-clad Gareth Gates; do you need any more in a musical? Set inAmerica’s Bible Belt, some salacious teenagers are desperate for fun in Dean Pitchford and ...

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Footloose – The Orchard Theatre, Dartford

Gareth Gates and company in Footloose

Stage Adaptation: Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie Director: Racky Plews Choreographer: Matthew Cole Reviewer: Dan English   There's a sizzling musical at Dartford's Orchard Theatre as Footloose makes a stop on it's new UK Tour. Based on the 1980s cult film, the Racky Plews-directed musical sees city boy Ren McCormack (Luke Baker) struggle to fit into life in Bomont, a ...

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Footloose – The Palace Theatre, Manchester

Writer: Dean Pritchford Music: Tom Snow Director: David McNeil Reviewer: Grace Galloway   If you initially thought about over 100 young people, with around eight days to put a full scale production together, which would be performed to a paying audience, you would probably think that it was a recipe for disaster. But in its 10th year, the Manchester Palace ...

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Brendan Cole: Licence to Thrill – Plymouth Pavilions, Plymouth

Choreography: Brendan Cole Musical Director: Barry Robinson Reviewer: Marina Spark Brendan Cole, well known across the UK as one of the longest running professional dancers on BBC's Strictly Come Dancing, is touring his 2013 show Licence to Thrill for a second year. Cole is joined by five other professional dancers; Aliona Vilani, Patrick Helm, Melanie Hooper, Scott Cole and Crystal ...

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