When you think of musicals, I am sure Footloose will be one that will pop into your head. For me it is musical that always been on my bucket list and now it is on tour around the UK.
Footloose is at Sunderland Empire until 11th June 2022, Be quick to get you’re tickets now!
When the curtain rises the set throws you straight back to the 80’s and the costumes throughout remind you of your parents 80’s wardrobe with the disco pants, dungarees, scrunchies, the big curly hair and tight high ponytails.
You’ll forget it’s 2022 as the cast get straight in to them 80’s classic hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It for The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.
Based on the 1984’s movie, Footloose is all about city boy Ren who thinks life is bad enough when he is forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But what Ren does not know about Bomont is that there not huge fans of outsider and dancing and rock music is banned. With the help of a few Bomont youths including the Pastors daughter Ariel, Ren takes matters into his own hands and soon Ren has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.
This tour has a star filled cast with the incredible Jake Quickenden (Dancing on Ice Winner, Hollyoaks) as loveable cowboy Willard. The legendary Darren Day (star of numerous West End and National tours including Mame, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Grease and Summer Holiday) as Rev Shaw Moore.
Joshua Hawkins as main man Ren McCormack and Lucy Mundren as Ariel Moore the pastor’s rebellious daughter were a great pairing with great chemistry throughout the show. The voices that remind you why musical theatre is so amazing to watch. You would never believe that Footloose was Lucy’s professional debut as she danced and singed around that stage.
The incredible talent within this production is not only shown through the performers acting and singing but also most of the cast playing multiply instruments throughout the show including guitar, saxophone, and keyboard.
This musical is one of them production that is worth going to see if you love a bit of romance and comedy. It’s an opportunity to sing and dance in your seat. The end of the production is a highlight with a megamix of all the great songs throughout the show. It is a great way to end the night
Footloose is at Sunderland Empire till 11th June and a show worth getting tickets from.
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