Friday, August 13

Casting news on Flashdance the Musical!

Rehearsals start on Monday 16th August for this new production of Flashdance the Musical which is previewing in London’s West End at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 24th September with the press night on 14th October.

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt will play Alex and Matt Willis will play Nick. They are joined by Sarah Ingram (Hannah ), Charlotte Harwood (Gloria), Hannah Levane (Keisha) and Twinnie-Lee Moore (Jazmin) with Brendan Cull, Russell Dixon, Sam Mackay, Ricky Rojas, Andrew Spillett and Robbie White, as well as 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 and Daniel Uppal.

Victoria Hamilton-Barritt created the role of Alex for the recent UK Tour of Flashdance the Musical and has recently been playing Rizzo in Grease at the Piccadilly Theatre. Her other theatre credits include Mamma Mia! Fame, Desperately Seeking Susan the Saturday Night Fever UK Tour and West Side Story International Tour.

Matt Willis was a founder member of pop rock band Busted.  He has recently been pursuing a solo career releasing singles Up All Night, Hey Kid and Don’t Let It Go to Waste and Crash for Mr Bean’s Holiday. He won the 2006 ITV series of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here.

Flashdance the Musical will be directed by Nikolai Foster with choreography by Arlene Phillips and orchestrations and musical supervision by Phil Edwards.

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