Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom musical in Sydney releases the first production image.

The glitzy new musical based on much-loved movie Strictly Ballroom is now in previews in Sydney, with the first night scheduled for next week – 12 April 2014.

Baz Luhrmann has revisited his 1992 movie for the stage spectacle, reuniting with his other movie creators – set and costume designer (and wife!) Catherine Martin, choreographer John O’Connell and co-writer Craig Pearce.

Playing at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, we imagine that no expense in sequins, feathers and dance cups has been spared in the tale of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules and odds to follow his heart.

The show stars Thomas Lacey as Scott Hastings and Phoebe Panaretos as Fran.

We don’t often beg (yer, okay, we do), but PLEASE CAN THIS COME TO LONDON, LIKE, ASAP?!

PHOTO

Photo by Jeff Busby

Strictly Ballroom. Photo by Jeff Busby

Strictly Ballroom. Photo by Jeff Busby

 

VIDEO

Trailer for Strictly Ballroom

 

LINKS

Strictly Ballroom website