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Friday, 6 November 2015

Preview: Footloose at Newcastle Tyne Theatre



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Holding Out for a Hero

Footloose: The Musical
Starring Gareth Gates

Newcastle Tyne Theatre and Opera House
Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th July 2016

Worldwide smash hit musical Footloose: The Musical will burst back onto the stage in 2016, playing at Tyne Theatre & Opera House from Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th July 2016 as part of a major new UK Tour.


Photo: Darren Bell
Based on the 1984 screen sensation starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town up on its feet. Featuring classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy and the unforgettable title track, Footloose: The Musical is set to take the world by storm once again in this brand new production, bursting with youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music.


Photo: David Ellis for Boom Ents
When the film was released in 1984, it became the highest-grossing February release in US film history.  The soundtrack album ended the year-long reign of Michael Jackson’s Thriller at number one and went on top album charts all over the world, eventually selling in excess of 17 million copies.  Footloose was nominated for a Golden Globe, and both the title song and Let’s Hear It for the Boy received Academy Award nominations. Footloose: The Musical first opened on Broadway in 1998 where it ran for 709 performances, with a London production following in 2006, opening at the Novello Theatre following a UK Tour.


Photo: David Ellis for Boom Ents
Footloose: The Musical has music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and is adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. It is based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford, who was responsible for Carrie The Musical LINK: Review LINK). It is directed and choreographed by Racky Plews (American Idiot, West End REVIEW LINK: Review LINK). It is produced by David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for Sell A Door Theatre Company and Tristan Baker & Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment. It is presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.

Tickets:

Footloose comes to Newcastle’s Tyne Theatre and Opera House on Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th July 2016

Tickets: £32.50 Premium, £28.50 Stalls, Grand Circle & Limited View, £25.50 Upper Circle, £22.50 Gallery.   (plus booking fees when booking online and over the phone)

The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Box Office is open 10am-3:30pm Monday to Friday and event days
Booking and Information Line: 0844 2491 000 (10am – 6pm Monday to Friday)
More information at our Website: www.tynetheatreandoperahouse.uk
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Theatre Address: 109 – 119 Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 4AG




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