Friday, July 29

Full Casting for Drew McOnie's production of Strictly Ballroom

Casting news for Drew McOnie's production of Strictly Ballroom includes Gemma Sutton (currently starring in The Go-Between) and American Sam Lips (currently Pippin in US tour) who will lead the cast as Fran and Scott.

The production will also star Tamsin Carroll as Shirley, Stephen Matthews as Doug, Julius D’Silva as Barry, Richard Grieve as Les, Eve Polycarpou as Abuela, Charlotte Gooch as Tina, Lauren Stroud as Liz, Jade Albertsen as Vanessa, Liam Marcellino as Wayne, Gary Watson as Ken, Michelle Bishop as Pam, Richard Dempsey as JJ / Merv and Zak Nemorin as Terry / Clarry.

The cast is completed by Courtney-Mae Briggs, Javier Cid, Selina Hamilton, Luke Jackson, Rebecca Lisewiki, Lindsay McAllister, Freya Rowley, Javier Santo, Alexzandra Sarmiento and Dale White.

Terry Johnson has joined the creative team to adapt the original book of  Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin's musical version of Strictly Ballroom which will open at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds on 6th December 2016 (previews from 30th November) and run until 21st January 2017.

McOnie, who has just choreographed the highly acclaimed  Jesus Christ Superstar in Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre , said Strictly Ballroom will feature the Viennese waltz, the foxtrot, a broad spectrum of Latin American dancing (including flamenco and rumba), plus a new vocabulary of dance that he will create for the show, which takes place within an amateur dance competition in Sydney.

The company will study the choreography at dance workshops before the official rehearsals start on October 10th .

Tickets for Strictly Ballroom

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