Images have been released of Drew McOnie’s dazzling production of Baz Luhrmann’s film-to-stage musical Strictly Ballroom in London.
Strictly Ballroom stars Jonny Labey (EastEnders, Dance Dance Dance) and Zizi Strallen (Follies, Cats, Mary Poppins) as Scott Hastings and Fran, with pop-star Will Young (Cabaret, Mrs Henderson Presents) playing the narrator.
The cast also includes Anna Francolini (Peter Pan, wonder.land) as Shirley Hastings, the hilarious former dancer who will do whatever it takes to ensure her son Scott succeeds; Gerard Horan as Barry Fife, the corrupt ruler of the ballroom-dancing world and Richard Grieve (Neighbours, Emmerdale and Priscilla Queen of the Desert) as Scott’s uncle and dance teacher Les Kendall.
Strictly Ballroom - The Musical
The cast is completed by Michelle Bishop (Thoroughly Modern Milly, Sunset Boulevard), Ivan De Freitas (Jesus Christ Superstar, Aladdin), Gabriela Garcia (In The Heights, Ghost), Charlotte Gooch (Top Hat, Dirty Dancing), Liam Marcellino (Cabaret, Miss Saigon), Stephen Matthews (The Lion King, The Producers), Fernando Mira (ENO, Victorian State Opera), Eve Polycarpou (Villa Thalia, In The Heights), Lauren Stroud (Top Hat, Hairspray), Gary Watson (Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, A Chorus Line, Jersey Boys), Chris Bennett, Chrissy Brooke, Hannah Fairclough, Selina Hamilton, Christopher D Hunt, Luke Jackson, Justin-Lee Jones, Robin Kent, Jacob Maynard, Leanne Pinder, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda & Dale White.
Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, the creative team includes set design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Catherine Martin, lighting design by Howard Hudson, sound design by Gareth Owen, musical supervision by David Caddick and orchestrations by Simon Hale.
Strictly Ballroom The Musical is booking until 21 July 2018 at the Piccadilly Theatre, London.