Preview: Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Preview: Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, Mayflower Theatre, Southampton

Baz Luhrmann’s smash hit musical, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical, is set to sweep audiences off their feet once more when it arrives at Mayflower Theatre from Monday 20 to Saturday 25 February.

The strictly fab-u-lous musical – directed by Craig Revel Horwood and choreographed by Craig and Strictly Come Dancing’s Creative Director, Jason Gilkison is based on the award-winning, global film phenomenon, which inspired the world to dance, Strictly Ballroom and spawned the smash hit TV series Strictly Come Dancing.

Strictly Ballroom: The Musical tells the beguiling story of Scott Hastings, a talented, arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer.

When Scott’s radical dance moves see him fall out of favor with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner with no moves at all.

Inspired by one another, this unlikely pair gather the courage to defy both convention and their families – and discover that, to be winners, the steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom.

Former Strictly Come Dancing champion, Kevin Clifton stars as Scott and EastEnders’ star and Strictly Come Dancing finalist, Maisie Smith makes her musical theatre debut in the lead female role of Fran.

Kevin and Maisie were previous champions of the Strictly Come Dancing Children in Need Special 2019.

Featuring a show-stopping book by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce and bringing together a sublime cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom: The Musical brings to life iconic songs, including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time with dynamic and joyous verve.

Strictly Ballroom: The Musical will also feature some amazing new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.

The show’s scintillating singing, dazzling dancing and eye-popping costumes will combine to bring audiences a story of heart, comedy and drama, and promises to be an unforgettable night under the glitter ball.

Tickets for Strictly Ballroom: The Musical (20 – 25 February) are on sale at or 02380 711811.

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