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  • created by Baz Luhrmann

  • Directed & Choreographed by Drew Mconie

Strictly Ballroom the Musical

STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL breaks the shackles of conformity to affirm the liberating power of dance.

Enter the intoxicating world of STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL, a spirited place of hot-blooded passion, hard-won dreams and vibrant self-expression. Based on Baz Luhrmann’s legendary movie Strictly Ballroom, the soul-stirring musical stars the popular newcomer Jonny Labey (Winner ITV’s Dance Dance Dance) and Zizi Strallen (Mary Poppins) as the star-crossed, dance-crazed lovers Scott and Fran. Also starring the acclaimed international artist Will Young (Cabaret) as the show’s charismatic band-leader and a 30-strong cast to create a wondrous world of brilliant songs and astonishing moves to truly affirm that Love is in the Air.

When maverick championship ballroom dancer Scott defies all the rules of competition to follow his heart, he teams up with left-footed partner Fran to win the Pan Pacifics his way. The musical features the film’s classic break-into-song numbers such as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time alongside electrifying new songs.

Drew McOnie (whose dazzling choreography for In The Heights earned him the 2016 Olivier Award) will direct and choreograph. Strictly Ballroom is based on the original Australian musical created by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, with a book by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce.

Experience a spirited journey of love and acceptance – and stunning sequins & dance!

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    Eve Polycarpou (@eve_polycarpou) will be passing on her Paso Doble wisdom as Fran’s Abuela.… https://t.co/iOqvaq52dK

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    Up next for our 15th #StrictlyBallroomChristmasAdvent reveal is Lauren Stroud (@laurenstroudx) as Liz Holt. https://t.co/Y84ckVfLje

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    Behind the 14th door in the #StrictlyBallroomChristmasAdvent is Gary Watson as Ken Railings. https://t.co/vSb0JEMDPW

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