Set in Pittsburgh, USA, Flashdance The Musical tells the story of 18-year old Alex, a welder by day and flashdancer by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy.

A musical about holding on to your dreams and love against all the odds, Flashdance The Musical features an iconic score including Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock And Roll and the Academy award-winning title track Flashdance -What A Feeling.

Flashdance The Musical features choreography from Strictly Come Dancing and So You Think You Can Dance judge Arlene Phillips. Before becoming a television regular, Phillips made her name choreographing West End musicals including Grease, We Will Rock You, Starlight Express and The Sound Of Music.

Flashdance The Musical is based on the hit Jerry Bruckheimer-produced 1983 film which starred Jennifer Beals in the lead role and was nominated for a total of four Oscars.

For more about Flashdance The Musical at the Shaftesbury theatre read the First Night Feature or Introducing… Victoria Hamilton-Barritt.

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