Gareth Gates and Maureen Nolan return to star in a remastered production of the explosive 80’s musical Footloose. Prepare to cut loose as the rock ‘n’ roll music brings electrifying moves and smash-hit songs to the London stage. Featuring tracks such as “Holding out for a Hero” and “Let’s Hear it for the Boy”, Footloose is guaranteed to have you dancing in your seat!
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.