Opened: 29th March 2018
Booking Period: 20th October 2018
Running Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Venue: Piccadilly Theatre
Strictly Ballroom is a musical adaptation of the 1992 film by the same name which was created by Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin. The musical premiered in April 2014 in Australia. The script by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce was revised and the new version debuted in the UK, with choreography by Drew McOnie, in November 2016 in Leeds. The musical ran in Toronto in April 2017 and opened in the West End in March 2018.
The musical follows the story of wild ballroom dancer Scott Hastings and his partner, Fran, and their attempt to win the Pan Pacifics while breaking all the rules. The musical’s score is includes ‘Love is in the Air’, ‘Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps’, and ‘Time After Time’ and others.
Leading and Supporting
Jonny Labey as Scott Hastings
Zizi Strallen as Fran
Matt Cardle as Wally Strand
Michelle Bishop as Pam Short
Ivan de Freitas as Merv
Gabriela Garcia as Vanessa Cronin
Charlotte Gooch as Tina Sparkle
Richard Grieve as Les Kendall
Liam Marcellino as Wayne Burns
Stephen Matthews as Doug Hastings
Fernando Mira as Rico
Eve Polycarpou as Abuela
Lauren Stroud as Liz Holt
Gary Watson as Ken Railings
Christ Brooke as Muriel Shunt
Dale White as Tommy Arbunt
Selina Hamilton as Stephanie Shanks
Jacob Maynard as Liam Lamb
Freya Rowley as Kayleen West
Luke Jackson as Rory West
Tinovimbanashe Sibanda as Emily Waters
Justin-Lee Jones as Jonathan Drench
Chris Bennett, Hannah Fairclough, Christopher D Hunt, Robin Kent and Leanne Pinder
Strictly Ballroom opened at the Piccadilly Theatre on 29th March 2018. The Piccadilly Theatre opened in April 1928, firstly as a theatre, before being converted into a cabaret restaurant and then a casino. It closed for a period following damage during WWII, and when it reopened, it became a venue for plays and musicals.
The Piccadilly Theatre is owned by the Ambassador Theatre Group therefore the best place to buy tickets for Strictly Ballroom is through their website. For more information on your visit to the Piccadilly Theatre, read our guide.
Our reviewers were unimpressed with Strictly Ballroom, giving it ★★ and describing it as having “….woefully little dance and a weak, meandering plot which leaves a feeling of disappointment” To read the full review, click here.