Baz Luhrmann’s smash hit musical Strictly Ballroom is set to sweep audiences off their feet when it sashays in to Newcastle for a glittering week-long run Mon 1 – Sat 6 May 2023.

Former Strictly Come Dancing champion, Kevin Clifton stars as Scott Hastings alongside Dancing on Ice finalist and Coronation Street star, Faye Brookes, in the lead female role of Fran.

Directed by the fab-u-lous Craig Revel Horwood – who also choreographs alongside Strictly Come Dancing’s Creative Director, Jason Gilkison – the popular musical show is based on the award-winning, global film phenomenon, Strictly Ballroom.

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…

Featuring a sublime cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom brings to life iconic songs, including ‘Love is in the Air’, ‘Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps’and‘Time After Time’with dynamic and joyous verve. The show will also feature some amazing new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including 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.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical plays Newcastle Theatre Royal Mon 1 – Sat 6 May 2023. Tickets can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 0191 232 7010.

*photo credit: Ellie Kurrtz

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