Flashdance — The Musical Makes U.K. Premiere July 19

News   Flashdance — The Musical Makes U.K. Premiere July 19 A new stage version of the 1983 film "Flashdance," which starred Jennifer Beals, makes its world premiere at Plymouth's Theatre Royal July 19 and runs to Aug. 2.
Noel Sullivan, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Arlene Phillips, Bernie Nolan and Bruno Langley
Noel Sullivan, Victoria Hamilton-Barritt, Arlene Phillips, Bernie Nolan and Bruno Langley

Set in Pittsburgh, USA, Flashdance — The Musical tells the story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and "flashdancer" by night, whose dream is to obtain a place at the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy. Based on the Paramount Pictures film (screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley), Flashdance is described in publicity materials as "a musical about holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds." The show features an iconic score including the smash hits "Maniac," “Manhunt,” "Gloria," “I Love Rock & Roll” and the Academy Award-winning title track "Flashdance - What a Feeling" as well as ten original songs created for the musical.

Arlene Phillips (whose credits include Strictly Come Dancing, Grease, Starlight Express and Saturday Night Fever) provides choreography, and the cast includes Bruno Langley ("Coronation Street"), Bernie Nolan ("The Bill," "Brookside"), Noel Sullivan (pop group Hear'Say) and Victoria Hamilton-Barritt as Alex.

For tickets contact the box office at 01752 267222 or visit www.theatreroyal.com.

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