Friday, February 10

Faye Brookes to take over from Maisie Smith in tour of Strictly Ballroom

New lead casting has been announced for the tour of  Baz Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom

Taking over from previous star Maisie Smith and joining Kevin Clifton in the show from 27th March   will be Dancing on Ice finalist and Coronation Street star Faye Brookes.

Brookes who has previously appeared in Chicago and Legally Blonde said today: "I'm thrilled to be joining the tour of Strictly Ballroom and can't wait to work with Craig Revel Horwood, Kevin Clifton and the hugely talented cast. I'm so excited to be playing the role of Fran and making it my own. Bring it on!"

Smith is set to perform until 25 March, playing her final performance in Southend. Brookes will then appear in Bradford, Milton Keynes, Norwich, Bournemouth, York, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Derry, Dublin, Glasgow, Aylesbury, Nottingham, Salford, Leeds and Bristol.


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