Baz Luhrmann’s smash-hit musical Strictly Ballroom will sweep audiences off their feet during the new 2023 tour, coming to Edinburgh Playhouse from May 8 to 13. Strictly Come Dancing fans will also be happy to hear that champion Kevin Clifton stars as Scott Hastings and EastEnders star, while Dancing on Ice finalist and Coronation Street star, Faye Brookes, is starring in the lead female role of Fran.
The 10 month tour is directed by the one and only Craig Revel Horwood and choreographed by both the director and Strictly Come Dancing’s Creative Director, Jason Gilkison. The tour is set to visit almost 40 venues before culminating in Bristol in July 2023, delighting audiences all over the the country. The foxtrotting show is based on the award-winning film ‘Strictly Ballroom’ that inspired the immensely popular smash hit TV series Strictly Come Dancing, that airs all around the world today.
Strictly Ballroom: The Musical tells the tale of Scott Hastings, a full of talent, egotistical and turbulent young ballroom dancer. Scott ends up falling out with the Australian Federation with his experimental dance moves, he begins a journey of dance with Fran, a beginner with zero experience. The pair is inspired by one another to then defy both convention and their families and discover that, their moves don’t need to be as strictly policed after all to win.
Craig Revel Horwood said: “I am absolutely delighted to be directing the amazing Kevin Clifton and the sensational Faye Brookes, together with our super talented cast in Strictly Ballroom The Musical – I know that they’ll all be FAB-U-LOUS! Expect some sexy moves, sizzling costumes and a simply sensational evening!”
Kevin Clifton said: “I’m thrilled to finally be fulfilling my lifelong ambition to play Scott Hastings in Strictly Ballroom The Musical. When I was 10 years old I first watched the movie that would become my favourite film of all time. This is my dream role.”