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Flashdance The Musical

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About the Show Less...

The iconic 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. Read More >

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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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 24/09/2010

Opening Night: 14/10/2010

Closing Night: 15/01/2011

Running time: 2h30

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Cast & Creative


Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Matt Willis, Sarah Ingram, Charlotte Harwood, Hannah Levane, Twinnie-Lee Moore, Brandan Cull, Russell Dixon, Sam Mackay, Ricky Rojas, Andrew Spillett, Robbie White, Ivan Blackstock, Tyman Boatwright, Myles Brown, Joseph Conner, Natalie Edmunds, Nicholas Gilligan, Zoe Green, James Hall, Ben Harrold, Emily Hawgood, Kirby Huges, Sia Kiwa, Lindsay Shaw, Maria Swainson, Amy Thornton, Daniel Uppal


Director - Nikolai Foster

Producer - Christopher Malcolm, David Ian, The Baruch Viertel Routh Frankel Group and Transamerica

Choreographer - Arlene Phillips

Set Designer - Morgan Large

Sound - Boby Aitken

Author - Tom Hedley and Robert Cary, based on the Paramount Pictures film

Lyrics By - Robert Cary and Robbie Roth

Music By - Robbie Roth

About Shaftesbury Theatre

210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London WC2H 8DP

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