Casting for the upcoming West End transfer of Strictly Ballroom the musical has been announced. 

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Playing at the Piccadilly Theatre from the 16th March 2018, casting for Baz Luhrmann’s musical has been announced.

Directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, the production is set to star  Zizi Strallen and Jonny Labey as and Fran and Scott, with Will Young taking up the bandleader role – created for the London run.

The cast is also set to include: Michelle Bishop as Pam Short, Ivan De Freitas as Merv, Gabriela Garcia as Vanessa Cronin, Charlotte Gooch as Tina Sparkle, Richard Grieve as Les Kendall, Liam Marcellino as Wayne Burns, Stephen Matthews as Doug Hastings, Fernando Mira as Rico, Eve Polycarpou as Abuela, Lauren Stroud as Liz Holt  and Gary Watson as Ken Railings.

Meanwhile, the ensemble will feature Chris Bennett, Chrissy Brooke, Hannah Fairclough, Selina Hamilton, Christopher D Hunt, Luke Jackson, Justin-Lee Jones, Robin Kent, Jacob Maynard, Leanne Pinder, Tinovimbanashe Sibanda and Dale White.

Strictly Ballroom tells the inspiring story of Scott Hastings, a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules and follows his heart, not only to find his true calling but also his true love.

Strictly Ballroom is based on Baz Luhrmann’s 1992 film, which was the first in his Red Curtain trilogy which also made of  Romeo & Juliet and Moulin Rouge. Songs featured include “Love Is in the Air” by John Paul Young, “Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps” by Doris Day, and  Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time”.

The production features set design by Soutra Gilmour, costume design by Catherine Martin, lighting by Howard Hudson and sound design by Gareth Owen.

Strictly Ballroom will open for previews at the Piccadilly Theatre from the 16th March 2018. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Love London Love Culture, See Tickets.com, Love Theatre.com, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Last Minute.com and Theatre People.com

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