Footloose at Peacock Theatre tickets
Footloose at Peacock Theatre tickets

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About the show

Footloose returns to the London stage in an explosive, revamped new production starring Gareth Gates. Get prepared to cut loose as the UK tour bursts in to the Peacock Theatre, featuring wild rock ‘n’ roll and some classic 80’s hits.

Best known for the cult classic 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, which was later revamped into a 2011 screen sensation starring Miles Teller and Julianne Hough, Footloose is the electrifying musical that promises to have audiences dancing in their seats! Featuring songs such as “Let’s Hear it for the Boy”, “Holding out for a Hero” and the phenomenal “Footloose”, it’s guaranteed to entertain.

When city boy Ren is forced to move to backwater rural America, he thinks life has got pretty bad. But as he discovers that Bomont has banned dancing and rock ‘n’ roll music, he takes it on himself to introduce a world of wild moves to the town. Soon, Ren has all hell breaking loose as he brings the town to their feet.

Pop Idol’s Gareth Gates stars as Willard, opposite Maureen Nolan as Vi Moore. Gates has appeared in musicals throughout the country, including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Legally Blonde and Les Miserables.

Footloose is directed by Racky Plews, who had recent success with the West End’s American Idiot, with choreography by Matthew Cole and design by Sara Perks. The musical includes music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, who also adapted it for the stage alongside Walter Bobbie.

Produced by award-winning company Selladoor Productions, Footloose joins acclaimed musicals such as Avenue Q, American Idiot and Little Shop of Horrors. Footloose opens at the Peacock Theatre on September 12th and runs for a limited season until September 30th 2017.

Recommended for

Fans of rock ‘n’ roll musicals such as We Will Rock You, Rock of Ages and American Idiot will love this dance-filled, action-packed production, which features some well-known songs.

Footloose contains scenes of mild sexual nature and is therefore not recommended for children. No under 5’s will be permitted in the theatre.

Age Recommendations: No under 5's

Dates and times

Running time: 1 hour and 50 minutes with one interval
Opened: 12 Sep 2017
Booking from: 29 Sep 2017
Booking until: 30 Sep 2017

Location and map

Peacock Theatre
Portugal Street, Off Kingsway
London, WC2A 2HT

12 Reviews Add review

This legendary 80’s musical has always been a hit with toe-tapping hits such as ‘Footloose‘, ‘Holding Out For a Hero‘ and ‘Let’s Hear... More

amandareynolds 5"6, 113 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Amazing, especially the very end.

jacoman891 5'11", 35 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant Gareth Gates, made the show for me, he shows that not only can he sing but he is quite funny too.

susanclements 5ft 3, 78 reviews, 1 helpful vote

hayleyculverhouse 5"5, 184 reviews, 3 helpful votes

The scores were so catchy! The cast was full of energy and was part of the band. A nice feel-good performance.

austinldn 5''7, 325 reviews, 18 helpful votes

Footloose the Musical was a bit of a disappointment for me. There was lots of energy from the cast, however I found the script terrible!... More

joc78 5"4, 435 reviews, 7 helpful votes

The performers were good; I enjoyed seeing the talented musicians playing instruments on stage & was surprised to recognise a number... More

chocoholics2005 4"10, 82 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Surprisingly good show. Excellent performances from a very talented and enthusiastic young cast.

martyngrogan 5'10", 131 reviews, 1 helpful vote

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 347 reviews, 4 helpful votes