Flashdance The Musical is touring the UK, with dates planned through 2018. The show will make stops at the Blackpool Opera House, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Chesterfield Winding Wheel, York’s Opera House, Cardiff’S New Theatre, Spa Bridlington and more.
The show tells the tale of 18-year-old Alex, who leads a double life. She’s a welder by day and a flashdanceer by night. Alex dreams of becoming a professional dancer and attending the Shipley Dance Academy. When she falls in love, things get complicated, but she never gives up on her dreams.
It’s a tale about holding onto your dreams and love – against all odds.
The show includes the iconic hits “Manhunt,” Maniac,” “I Love Rock & Roll,” “Gloria” and “What a Feeling.” The unforgettable music is accompanied by phenomenal choreography.
Flashdance – The Musical is produced by Sellador Productions, the same producers who brought you Avenue Q, Footloose and Little Shop of Horrors.
The show’s cast includes:
- Joanne Clifton as Alex Owens. Winner of Strictly Come Dancing, Joanne is also a renowned ballroom dancer and a European Ballroom Champion. She made her musical debut in Face the Music. Her other theatre credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie and Norma Jeane Musical.
- Ben Adams as Nick Hurley. Ben has been performing since the age of 8, and began his career singing at royal weddings and touring Europe. At the young age of 16, he took on the role of lead singer in the band a1. He’s also written a musical called Eugenius!, which is set to make its West End debut next year.
- Hollie Ann Lowe as Gloria. Hollie trained at the Urdang Academy.
- Sia Dauda as Kiki. Sia was a Top 30 Contestant on the show So You Think You Can Dance.
- Demmileigh Foster as Tess. Demmileigh trained at the Urdang Academy.
- Colin Kiyani as Jimmy. Colin trained at the Urdang Academy. His theatre credits include Lysistrata, An Evening With Vonny Lee Lucas, Romeo and Juliet, and Pygmalion.
- Carol Ball as Hannah. Carol’s theatre credits include Chop Chop, Follies, The Trip, 42nd Street, Company, The Beggar’s Opera and Guys and Dolls.
- Rikki Chamberlain as Harry. Rikki is best known for his role in the CITV show Captain Mack. He’s also made appearances in The Comedy of Errors and As You Like It.
- Matt Concannon as CC. Matt’s theatre credits include Em, Grand Hotel, The Wives’ Excuse, Twelfth Night, Sweet Charity, and The Idiot.
- Sasha Latoya as Louise. Sasha trained at Bath Spa University. Her theatre credits include Song by Song and Yesterday – A Tribute to the Beatles.
- Rhodri Watkins as Andy. Rhodri trained at Laine Theatre Arts.
- Alex Christian as Joe. Alex trained at Bird College of Dance.