Champion dancer Kevin Clifton will star in Strictly Ballroom The Musical touring to Nottingham and Sheffield

Former Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton is to star in a stage adaptation of his favourite film, Strictly Ballroom, that will tour to Nottingham and Sheffield.

By Gay Bolton
Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 5:30 am
Kevin Clifton will star in Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Photo by Dave Hogan.
Kevin Clifton will star in Strictly Ballroom The Musical. Photo by Dave Hogan.

The glitzy show will be staged at Nottingham Theatre Royal from February 14 to 19 and at Sheffield Lyceum Theatre from May 5 to June 4, 2022.

Kevin said: “I’m beyond excited to be finally fulfilling a lifelong ambition to play Scott Hastings in Strictly Ballroom The Musical. When I was ten years old I first watched the movie that would become my favourite film of all time. This is my dream role. I really can’t wait to don the golden jacket and waltz all over the UK in what’s set to be an incredible show!”

The production was originally due to hit Nottingham from September 26 to October 3 next year and Sheffield from April 12 to 17 in 2021 but was rescheduled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Craig Revel Horwood will direct the show. He said: “I’m thrilled that our new production of ‘Strictly Ballroom The Musical’ has been rescheduled for 2021/2022. The tour may be a year later, but you can still expect those same sexy dance moves, scintillating costumes and a simply FAB-U-LOUS show for all to enjoy.”

Strictly Ballroom The Musical tells the beguiling story of Scott Hastings, a talented, arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer. When Scott’s radical dance moves see him fall out of favour with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner with no moves at all. Inspired by one another, this unlikely pair gather the courage to defy both convention and their families – and discover that, to be winners, the steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom.

Tickets for the Nottingham run are priced from £25; go to www.trch.co.uk; those bought for the original dates will be exchanged automatically. Tickets for Sheffield have yet to go on sale.

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