Flashdance – The Musical returns to the UK for the first time since 2011 starring Strictly favourite Joanne Clifton and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, and will arrive at Glasgow King’s Theatre on 05 August 2017 prior to an extensive UK tour. For full details of tour venues and dates, visit www.flashdanceuktour.co.uk
Strictly Come Dancing Champion Joanne Clifton is no stranger to being at the top, as she is also a World & European Champion ballroom dancer, and is one of very few pro dancers to have won both the main Strictly glitter ball with Ore Oduba last year and the Christmas Special in 2015 with Harry Judd.
Joanne made her musical theatre debut in the role of Streetwalker in the UK premiere of the Irving Berlin musical Face The Music, for which she was nominated for an Off West End Award. She followed this up with a turn as Marilyn Monroe in the Norma Jeane Musical and then tread the boards as Millie Dillmount in the No. 1 UK Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie for which she garnered rave reviews.
She is now excited to take on her latest starring role as Alex Owens in the UK Tour of Flashdance. Joanne says,
“This is just another dream come true! I think everyone in the world whether dancer or non-dancer, as soon as they hear ‘What a Feeling’, remember that iconic scene at the end of the film and I’m so incredibly lucky that I get to do that every night in a UK TOUR along with fabulous numbers like “She’s a Maniac.” I’m over the moon! It’s another amazing opportunity in my musical theatre career and I can once again sing and act alongside dancing! I just hope the water’s not too cold when it falls on me!’
‘I’m so excited to be coming back to my home town and Grimsby Auditorium with Flashdance. I’ve danced on that stage for years growing up, and it’s where my parents put on their shows with all the aspiring young Grimbarian dancers so it will be great!’
Additional cast includes: Colin Kiyani, Rikki Chamberlain, Garry Lee Netley, Carol Ball, Sia Dauda, Hillie Ann Lowe, Simeon Beckett, Rhodri Watkins, Demmileigh Foster, Emily Kenwright, Ameila Rose Fielding, Alex Christian, Matt Concannon
Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer. When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.
Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score, including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the award-winning title track Flashdance – What a Feeling.
Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all odds. Flashdance proved a hit with audiences, and remained in the Top 10 Box Office in the States for 15 weeks after release. The original score also proved hugely popular, with the soundtrack album selling 700,000 copies within two weeks of release. The platinum selling hit title track Flashdance – What A Feeling won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1983, with the soundtrack winning the Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special in 1984.
Presented by Selladoor Productions – producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors and Runaway Entertainment producers of In The Heights, Guys and Dolls and Lazarus, Flashdance – The Musical is not to be missed!
Take your passion and make it happen! Book now at www.flashdanceuktour.co.uk
Tickets go on sale Friday 26 January ONLINE at 10am & PHONE/ BOX OFFICE at 12 noon.
Ben Adams will not be appearing at the Grimsby Auditorium
FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL
Tuesday 16 – Saturday 20 October 2018
Tue-Sat 7.30pm Wed & Sat 2.30pm
Tue – Thu & Sat 2.30pm
£16.00 £20.00 £25.50 £30.50 £36.00 Premium £40.00
Fri & Sat 7.30pm
£19.00 £24.00 £29.50 £34.50 £40.00 Premium £44.00
Theatrecard Tue 7.30pm – Half price tickets* (limited to 4 per card) Wed–Thu £5.00 off*
Children/Students/Seniors/Unwaged £5.00 off Tue–Thu 7.30pm perfs only*
Student/Seniors Wed 2.30pm £20.00
Schools Wed 2.30pm £16.00 & 1 teacher with every 10 students free
Groups 10+ £4.00 off*
Groups 20+ £5.00 off*
Groups 40+ £6.00 off*
Group offers applies to Tue to Thu and Sat 2.30pm only.
* Price Level 1-3 only
No concessions on Friday or Saturday evening performances. No concessions on premium seats.