Denman Street, London
Public Previews: 16 March 2018
Opens: 11 April 2018
Booking up to: 14 July 2018
Buy tickets: 0844 847 1722 or1: Buy tickets online
Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus
Monday at 7.30pm
Tuesday at 7.30pm
Wednesday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Thursday at 7.30pm
Friday at 7.30pm
Saturday at 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday no shows
Note: Sat 17 March at 7.30pm only
Note: Wed 21 March at 7.30pm only
Note: Thu 22 March at 7.30pm only
Note: Fri 23 March no shows
Note: Mon 26 March no shows
Note: Tue 27 March no shows
Note: Wed 28 March at 7.30pm only
Note: Tue 3 April no shows
Note: Wed 4 April at 7.30pm only
Note: Wed 11 April at 7.00pm only
Runs ? hours and ? minutes
£? to £?
Premium Seating also available
(plus booking fees if applicable)
The new stage musical Strictly Ballroom in London - based on the Baz Luhrmann's 1992 multi-award-winning film
The inspiring story of Scott Hastings - a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules and follows his heart, not only to find his true calling but also his true love.
Featuring all the hit songs from the movie including Love Is In The Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time along with a number of new songs.
The cast features Jonny Labey as 'Scott Hastings', Zizi Strallen as 'Fran' and Will Young as 'Wally Strand' along with Michelle Bishop, Ivan De Freitas, Gabriela Garcia, Charlotte Gooch, Richard Grieve, Liam Marcellino, Stephen Matthews, Fernando Mira, Eve Polycarpou, Lauren Stroud and Gary Watson. Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie with sets by Soutra Gilmour, costumes by Catherine Martin, lighting by Howard Hudson and sound by Gareth Owen. Created by Baz Luhrmann with book by Craig Pearce and Baz Luhrmann. Original screenplay by Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce and Andrew Bovell.
Will Young is best known for his music since winning the ITV talent contest Pop Idol in 2002. His West End credits include the role of the 'Emcee' in Rufus Norris' revival of the Kander and Ebb musical Cabaret at the Savoy Theatre in 2012. Jonny Labey is best known for playing the role of 'Paul Coker' in BBC TV's EastEnders from 2015 to 2016. His West End credits include Morgan Young's production of the Irving Berlin musical White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre in 2014. Zizi Strallen's London theatre credits include the role of 'Lana' in Matthew Bourne's The Car Man at Sadler's Wells in 2015; the role of 'Demeter' in Trevor Nunn and Gillian Lynne's production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber and T.S. Eliot musical Cats at the London Palladium in 2014; the role of 'Meg in Maria Friedman's revival of Stephen Sondheim's musical Merrily We Roll Along at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2013; the role of 'Constance' in Kristin Hanggi's production of Chris D'Arienzo's musical Rock of Ages at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2011; the role of 'Betty' in Matthew Bourne's Cinderella Sadler's Wells in 2010; and the role of 'Kathy Cratchit' in Bob Tomson's production of Leslie Bricusse's musical Scrooge at the London Palladium in 1995.
Drew McOnie's London theatre directing and choreography credits include Leonard Bernstein's On The Town at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park in 2017; and Robert Louis Stevenson's Jekyll and Hyde at the Old Vic Theatre in 2016. His London choreography credits include Max Webster's production of David Greig's stage adaption of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax at the Old Vic Theatre in 2016, returned 2017; Timothy Sheader's revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at the Open Air Theatre Regent's Park in 2016, returned 2017; and Sean Holmes's revival of Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith in 2015, returned 2016.
Baz Luhrmann's musical Strictly Ballroom originated in 1984 as a stage play that he devised with a group of students at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia. It was staged a couple of other times before it was picked up as a film, with Baz Luhrmann involved in adapting the story and directing the movie which was released in 1992. The film, featuring Paul Mercurio as 'Scott Hastings' and Tara Morice as 'Fran', went on to become one of the most successful Australian films of all time. The stage musical adaptation of the film was originally presented at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia in April 2014, with seasons in Melbourne and Brisbane in the following year. The UK Premiere - directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie - took place at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds in December 2016, and it is this production that cmes to London's Piccadilly Theatre in April 2018.
Strictly Ballroom in London at the Piccadilly Theatre public previews from 16 March 2018 and opens on 11 April 2018