Will Young is to lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical alongside Zizi Strallen and Jonny Labey, winner of ITV’s Dance Dance Dance.
The Pop Idol winner will play the brand new role of band leader with Zizi Strallen and Jonny Labey to play iconic lovers Scott and Fran.
Based on Baz Luhrmann’s international hit film, Strictly Ballroom The Musical is a romantic love story between a rogue championship ballroom dancer and his left footed dance partner, who defy convention to compete in the Pan Pacific Championship.
The production originated in Australia where it was created by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, and received its UK premiere in Sheffield earlier this year.
Other cast include Neighbours and Emmerdale favourite Richard Grieve, Michelle Bishop (Thoroughly Modern Milly, Sunset Boulevard), Ivan De Freitas (Jesus Christ Superstar, Aladdin) and Eve Polycarpou (Villa Thalia, In The Heights).
Strictly Ballroom The Musical is produced by Global Creatures the team behind Walking With Dinosaurs – The Arena Spectacular, Muriel’s Wedding The Musical and the Broadway-bound King Kong and Moulin Rouge! The Musical.
Strictly Ballroom will run from 16 March 2018 until 21 July 2018 at the Piccadilly Theatre.