Strictly Ballroom the Musical at Piccadilly Theatre tickets
Strictly Ballroom the Musical at Piccadilly Theatre tickets

Strictly Ballroom the Musical tickets from £15.00

Tickets from £15.00

Overview

Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical waltzes into the Piccadilly Theatre for a West End run, following a hugely successful revival at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in 2016. Originally premiering in 2014 at Australia’s Sydney Lyric Theatre, the vibrant production is an uplifting celebration that inspired the world to dance! Now the production returns, featuring a star-studded cast including Will Young and Zizi Strallen.

Based on Luhrmann’s 1992 film of the same name, starring Paul Mercurio and Tara Morice, the story is adapted from a short play Luhrmann wrote in the 1980’s. Strictly Ballroom follows competitive ballroom dancer Scott, who is hell-bent on bending the rules to create his own moves, much to the ballroom-purists’ chagrin. But when he teams up with left-footed partner Fran, Scott defies the rules to follow his heart and win the Pan Pacifics his own way.

Featuring a book by Luhrmann and Craig Pierce, the musical features global star's smash-hit songs from the original film including “Love is in the Air”, “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps”, “Time After Time” and “Standing in the Rain”.

Olivier Award-winning choreographer Drew McOnie directs the production, with previous credits including In the Heights, Jesus Christ Superstar and On the Town. McOnie is also directing the upcoming Broadway musical King Kong. Strictly Ballroom also includes set design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Catherine Martin, lighting design by Howard Hudson and sound design by Gareth Owen, with musical supervision by David Caddick and orchestrations by Simon Hale.

A stellar cast leads the production, including well-known singer Will Young (Cabaret, Mrs Henderson Presents) as Wally Strand, Jonny Labey (EastEnders) as Scott Hastings and Zizi Strallen (Follies, Cats) as Fran. Casting also includes Michelle Bishop as Pam Short, Ivan De Freitas as Merv, Gabriela Garcia as Vanessa Cronin, Charlotte Gooch as Tina Sparkle, Richard Grieve as Les Kendall, Liam Marcellino as Wayne Burns, Stephen Matthews as Doug Hastings, Fernando Mira as Rico, Eve Polycarpou as Abuela, Lauren Stroud as Liz Holt and Gary Watson as Ken Railings, as well as Anna Francolini as Shirley Hastings and Gerard Horan as Barry Fife.

Additional casting includes Chris Bennett, Chrissy Brooke, Hannah Fairclough, Selina Hamilton, Christopher D Hunt, Luke Jackson, Justin-Lee Jones, Robin Kent, Jacob Maynard, Leanne Pinder, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Dale White.

Strictly Ballroom is considered as part of Luhrmann’s “Red Curtain Trilogy”, which also includes smash-hit films Romeo and Juliet and Moulin Rouge. Best known for his unique films, further credits include The Great Gatsby, whilst Moulin Rouge is undergoing workshops to adapt it into a stage musical. A heart-warming, romantic tale of the power of dance, Strictly Ballroom the Musical plays at the Piccadilly Theatre from 16th March 2018, with an official opening on 11th April 2018 where it is set to become one of the hottest tickets in town..

Recommended for

Fans of dance musicals, including Dirty Dancing Live On Stage, Burn the Floor, The Last Tango and more will be thrilled by this romantic tale, which is adapted from the beloved film and should be sure to snap up their Strictly Ballroom tickets.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for all ages.

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Dates and times

Running time: TBC
Opened: 16 Mar 2018
Press night: 11 Apr 2018
Booking from: 22 May 2018
Booking until: 21 Jul 2018

Next available performances

DateMatineeEvening
Tuesday 22 May 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 23 May 20182:30pm7:30pm
Thursday 24 May 2018--7:30pm
Friday 25 May 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 26 May 20182:30pm7:30pm
Monday 28 May 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 29 May 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Piccadilly Theatre
16 Denman Street
London, W1D 7DY

46 Reviews Add review

Let's be honest, the book of the show is pretty naff and predictable, but this show is SO much fun! Will Young's understudy was on... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Let's be honest, the book of the show is pretty naff and predictable, but this show is SO much fun! Will Young's understudy was on, and he was fab - it's hard to imagine Will Young having the charisma to do that part. Johnny Labey was super slick as Scott, and it's a complete privilege to see Zizi Strallen perform - she's completely wonderful. It's genuine laugh-out-loud humour paired with Drew McOnie's fab choreography. You may not feel educated and it's certainly not revolutionary theatre, but it is a fantastic night out.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 138 reviews, 4 helpful votes

This show is great. I loved the Aussie accents. It was a really cheesy show which made me giggle all the way through and I recogni... More

Charmainf 5ft 4", 150 reviews, 9 helpful votes

This show is great. I loved the Aussie accents. It was a really cheesy show which made me giggle all the way through and I recognised lots of classic songs. A really fun night out. If I was being fussy I would say that there were too many people on stage a lot of the time which was unnecessary . The band were on stage as were the ensemble sometimes just standing around. I found this a bit much but it wouldn't stop me from seeing the show again.

Charmainf 5ft 4", 150 reviews, 9 helpful votes

Strictly Ballroom is a pretty fun show and everything you'd expect from a show choreographed by Drew McOnie, starring Will Young a... More

shaun 5"10, 127 reviews, 4 helpful votes

Strictly Ballroom is a pretty fun show and everything you'd expect from a show choreographed by Drew McOnie, starring Will Young and based on a Baz Luhrmann film. It's full of flamboyant dance routines, big re-workings of well known pop-songs and a somewhat predictable and formulaic central story. The jokes aren’t the funniest and the plot isn’t the most original, but it generally somehow manages to still fall on the side of enjoyable rather than just plain cheesy.

shaun 5"10, 127 reviews, 4 helpful votes

I really enjoyed this show. Drew McOnie’s choreography never disappoints and Zizi Strallen and Jonny Labey were an absolute joy to... More

karenstratton 5'4", 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

I really enjoyed this show. Drew McOnie’s choreography never disappoints and Zizi Strallen and Jonny Labey were an absolute joy to watch. Will Young was a very entertaining ‘compere’ and showed his vocal skills off well. The whole cast were fantastic. The show stayed true to the film and had more humour than I expected. Thoroughly recommended.

karenstratton 5'4", 23 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was hilarious, fun, wild and also really romantic at times. The dancing was absolutely mesmerising and the costumes were... More

sarahwells1 5”4, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This show was hilarious, fun, wild and also really romantic at times. The dancing was absolutely mesmerising and the costumes were so extravagant! A must see!

sarahwells1 5”4, 8 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show was still in previews. Fun show with more sparkle than you can shake a stick at. Would like to have seen the whole cast sing ... More

stevesherwin 6”1, 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Show was still in previews. Fun show with more sparkle than you can shake a stick at. Would like to have seen the whole cast sing more and not just Will Young as good as he is. Nice set and the costumes are great. If you are a lover of the film then no doubt you will love the stage version.

stevesherwin 6”1, 17 reviews, 0 helpful votes

The live show is exactly the same story as the film with some padded out dance sequences and occasional singing from Will Young. I... More

Funthing29 5"1, 163 reviews, 12 helpful votes

The live show is exactly the same story as the film with some padded out dance sequences and occasional singing from Will Young. I think it is misleading to describe this show as a musical when Will Young is the only person singing and even then it is snippets of music. The dance sequences are entertaining but it is rather cheesy.

Funthing29 5"1, 163 reviews, 12 helpful votes

Loved every single thing about this show.the acting was great, singing and dancing was fantastic. The company changing the sets wa... More

deanunwin 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Loved every single thing about this show.the acting was great, singing and dancing was fantastic. The company changing the sets was done so fast and smooth, amazing. I'm going again for sure.

deanunwin 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Loved the show - camp, colourful and good fun. Particularly enjoyed Will Young - fab interpretations of songs we all know and love... More

djw23 5' 2", 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Loved the show - camp, colourful and good fun. Particularly enjoyed Will Young - fab interpretations of songs we all know and love.

djw23 5' 2", 15 reviews, 0 helpful votes