New tour dates for Strictly Ballroom musical starring Kevin Clifton - find out if it's coming to you

Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 3:28 pm
Updated Wednesday, 13th May 2020, 3:43 pm

A new tour of the musical Strictly Ballroom - starring Kevin Clifton and directed by Craig Revel Horwood - will now take to the floor next year.

It was due to take place this year but has been put back due to the coronavirus crisis.

All of the shows in the touring schedule have been rearranged and tickets for each performance will be exchanged automatically.

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Based on the award-winning film Strictly Ballroom, will kick off in Plymouth on September 27.

Kevin, winner of the BBC’s hit show Strictly Come Dancing two years ago, said: “I’m really delighted that the Strictly Ballroom tour has been rescheduled.

“As I’ve mentioned before, it’s my all-time favourite film and Scott Hastings is my dream role, so I can’t wait to bring this musical to theatres across the UK next year. In the meantime, please stay safe and keep well everyone.”

Judge on Strictly Craig Revel Horwood said: “I’m thrilled that our new production of ‘Strictly Ballroom The Musical’ has been rescheduled.

“The tour may be a year later, but you can still expect those same sexy dance moves, scintillating costumes and a simply FAB-U-LOUS show for all to enjoy, starring the one and only Kevin Clifton.”

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 favour 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.

Strictly Come Dancing judge and show's director Craig Revel Horwood- (C) BBC - Photographer: Ray Burmiston

Featuring a show-stopping book by Baz Luhrmann and Craig Pearce, and bringing together a cast of more than 20 performers, Strictly Ballroom brings to life songs including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time.

The tour will also feature some new songs by i Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.

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

The musical originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann devised with a group of classmates at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1984.

Eight years later he made his screen directorial debut with Strictly Ballroom.

The vibrant film enjoyed staggering success, winning three awards at the 1993 BAFTA awards and a 1994 Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture, going on to become one of the most successful Australian films of all time, earning more than $80 million at the box office.

In April 2014 Strictly Ballroom The Musical had its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical is a fabulous, feel-good evening full of sequins, singing and salsa.

Tour dates:Plymouth Theatre Royal – September 27 to October 2, 2021

Portsmouth: Kings Theatre – October 4 to October 9, 2021

Northampton: Royal & Derngate – October 11 to October 16, 2021

Sunderland: Empire – October 18 to October 23, 2021

Ipswich: Regent Theatre – November 8 to November 13, 2021

York: Grand Opera House – November 15 to November 20, 2021

Bradford: Alhambra – November 22 to November 27, 2021

Cardiff: Wales Millennium Centre – November 29 to December 4, 2021

Guildford: G Live – December 20 to December 31, 2021

Darlington: Hippodrome – January 3 to January 8, 2022

Peterborough: New Theatre – January 10 to January 15, 2022

Salford: The Lowry, Lyric Theatre – January 17 to January 22, 2022

Llandudno: Venue Cymru – January 24 top January 29, 2022

Southampton: Mayflower – January 31 to February 05, 2022

Reading: Hexagon – February 7 to February 12, 2022

Nottingham: Theatre Royal – February 14 to February 19, 2022

Canterbury: The Marlowe Theatre – February 21 to February 26, 2022

Southend: Cliffs Pavilion – February 28 to |March 5, 2022

Aberdeen: His Majesty’s Theatre – March 7 to March 12, 2022

Glasgow: Theatre Royal – March to March 19, 2022

Edinburgh: Playhouse – March 21 to march 26, 2022

Dublin: Bord Gais Theatre – March 28 to April 2. 2022

Derry: Millennium Forum April 4 to April 9, 2022

Wimbledon: New Theatre – April 11 to April 16, 2022

Bournemouth: Pavilion Theatre – April 18 to April 23, 2022

Hull: New Theatre – April 25 to April 30, 2022

Wolverhampton: Grand Theatre – May 2 to May 7, 2020

Bristol: Hippodrome – May 9 to May 14, 2022

Liverpool: Empire – May 16 to May 21, 2022

Aylesbury: Waterside Theatre – May 23 to May 28, /2022

Sheffield: Lyceum – May 30 to June 4, 2022

Newcastle: Theatre Royal – June 6 to June 11, 2022

Bromley: Churchill Theatre – June 13 to June 18, 2022

Milton Keynes: Milton Keynes Theatre – June 20 to June 25, 2022

Blackpool: Opera House – June 27 to July 2, 2022