Friday, March 13

Kevin Clifton to star in new tour of Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom

Former Strictly Come Dancing champion Kevin Clifton is to star in Baz Luhrmann’s new tour of  Strictly Ballroom The Musical which kicks off at Nottingham in September,  playing the lead role of Scott Hastings.

After seven years on Strictly Come Dancing, last week Kevin announced his departure from the show.  Kevin joined Strictly Come Dancing in 2013, performing in the final five times and was crowned Strictly Champion in 2018.  He’s a world-class professional dancer, former Youth World Number One and four-time British Latin Champion and has won international open titles all over the world.

He made  his West End musical theatre debut in 2010 in Dirty Dancing, and has recently starred in The Wedding Singer as Robbie Hart (Wembley Troubadour Park Theatre) as well as starring in the West End production of Rock of Ages as Stacie Jaxx. 

Kevin Clifton said: “I’m beyond excited to be finally fulfilling a lifelong ambition to play Scott Hastings in Strictly Ballroom The Musical.  When I was 10 years old I first watched the movie that would become my favourite film of all time. This is my dream role.  Plus I get to work with Craig Revel Horwood again!  I really can’t wait to don the golden jacket and waltz all over the UK from September this year in what’s set to be an incredible show!”

The musical is directed by Craig Revel Horwood and is based on the award-winning  film phenomenon, ‘Strictly Ballroom’. 
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