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Footloose The Musical

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You can move the boy to Bomont but Bomont can’t stop the boy moving! Read More >

FootlooseFootloose tells the story of city boy Ren who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town on its feet.

As writer of countless top ten hits for artists as diverse as Cher, Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Diana Ross and Bette Midler, and responsible for record sales over the fifty million mark, Dean Pitchford was the man behind the movie (starring Kevin Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker), writing the story, screenplay and lyrics. His passion for the filmic dance-fest that was Footloose saw him take it to the next level – a stage adaptation with Walter Bobbie, turning the hit film into a hugely successful musical.

Directed and choreographed by Olivier award winner Karen Bruce (Saturday Night Fever and Fame) it’s no surprise to know that Footloose contains some of the slickest, sexiest dance routines you can see on stage!

For more information about Footloose, click here to read our First Night Feature.

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Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 08/04/2006

Opening Night: 12/04/2006

Closing Night: 11/11/2006

Running time: 2h20

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Cast & Creative


David Essex, Cheryl Baker, Derek Hough, Amy Pemberton, Johnny Shentall, Giovanni Spano, Stevie Tate-Bauer, Natasha McDonald, Lisa Gorgin, Ian Gareth Jones, Gavin Alex, Caroline Deverill, Martin Johnston, Chris Adams, Fem Belling, Ivan De Freitas, Bob Harms, Debbie Jenkins, Jane McMurtrie, Grant Murphy, Graham Newell, Sarah O'Gleby, Natalie Somerville, Ruthie Stephens


Director - Karen Bruce

Producer - Mark Goucher, Michael Rose Limited, Tristan Baker and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Choreographer - Karen Bruce

Lighting Designer - James Whiteside

Set Designer - Morgan Large

Sound - Gareth Owen for ORBITAL

Lyrics By - Dean Pitchford

About Novello Theatre

Aldwych, London, United Kingdom, WC2B 4LD

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