Full casting announced for the UK tour of Footloose: The Musical.

Joshua Dowen will play Ren McCormack, the role immortalised on screen by Kevin Bacon. Joshua’s stage credits include Dogfight at Southwark Playhouse, Cool Rider at the Duchess Theatre and All or Nothing at the Vaults Festival.

The cast also features Hannah Price (reprising her performance from the 2016 tour) as Ariel Moore, Reuven Gershon (Let It Be, West End and Broadway) as Reverend Shaw, Lindsay Goodhand (Crazy For You, Watermill Theatre) as Ethel McCormack, Laura Sillett (Grease, International Tour) as Rusty, Connor Going (The Pirates of Penzance, Sh*tfaced Shakesepare) as Chuck, Emma Fraser (The Vaudevillians, Les Enfants Terribles) as Wendy Jo, Gracie Lai (Avenue Q, UK Tour) as Urleen, Tomas Wolstenhome (Once, West End) as Bickle, Dominic Gee Burch as Jeter and Alex Marshall (Buddy, UK Tour) as Wes.

The cast also includes Luke Dowling, Grace Lancaster, Laurence Libor, Jamie Ross and Lauren Storer.

They join the previously announced Gareth Gates as Willard and Maureen Nolan as Vi Moore.

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Following a smash-hit 2016 tour, Footloose: The Musical returns next month, opening at New Wimbledon Theatre on 21 April 2017, and will play dates in York, Wycombe, Richmond, Hornchurch, Buxton, Llandudno, Swansea, Coventry, Guildford, Preston, Belgium, Bromley, Chester, Basildon, Eastbourne and finished at the Peacock Theatre in London’s West End.

Footloose will run from 12 September 2017 until 30 September 2017 at the Peacock Theatre.