Strictly Ballroom for Edinburgh

December 3, 2019 | By | Reply More

November 2020 dates for Playhouse

Craig Revel Horwood is to direct a new tour of Strictly Ballroom – The Musical, playing the Edinburgh Playhouse in November 2020 with tickets now on sale.

Horwood promises “sexy moves, sizzling costumes and a simply sensational evening” from the production, which opens in Nottingham in September 2020

It visits Milton Keynes, Sunderland and Bristol before foxtrotting into the Playhouse for a week from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 November. A further 18 dates of the 36 date tour (see listings), are still to go on sale, including the Glasgow King’s in April 2021 which is on sale from 10am, Fri 6 Dec.

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Adapted by Baz Luhrmann from his ferociously successful 1992 movie, the musical had mixed reviews in its 2018 UK debut in London’s West End, when it was directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie.

The new production will be directed by the dancer, choreographer, theatre director, occasional drag artiste and Strictly judge, Horwood, with a cast of over 20 world class performers. Horwood’s most recent productions as joint director and choreographer include Fiddler on the Roof, Son of a Preacher Man and Sister Act.

Horwood said: “I am absolutely delighted to be directing the 2020/21 UK tour of Strictly Ballroom The Musical – it’s going to be fab-u-lous! The theatre is where I come alive and it is there that I feel in my most creative element.

“Having directed the UK Arena Tour of Strictly Come Dancing for the past few years, I simply cannot wait to put my stamp on this iconic and much-loved musical. Expect some sexy moves, sizzling costumes and a simply sensational evening!”

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Like the film, the musical follows arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings. When his radical and daring dance style sees him fall out of favour with the Australian dance Federation, he is forced to dance with beginner, Fran.

Together they find the courage to defy tradition and discover that to win, your steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom…

The production features such break-into-song numbers as Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, as well as several new songs by artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.

Casting and full details of the creative team will be announced at a later date.

Listings

Strictly Ballroom The Musical
Edinburgh Playhouse, Greenside Place, EH1 3AA
Monday 16 – Saturday 21 November 2020
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and details: Book here.

Strictly Ballroom on tour 2020/2021:
26 Sept – 3 October 2020 Nottingham
Theatre Royal
0115 989 5555 Book online
5 – 10 October Wolverhampton
Grand Theatre
01902 429212 Book online
12 – 17 October Hull
New Theatre
01482 300 300 Book online
19 – 24 October Milton Keynes
Milton Keynes Theatre
08448 717652 Book online
26 – 31 October Sunderland
Sunderland Empire
0844 871 3022 Book online
2 – 7 November Bristol
Hippodrome
0844 871 3012 Book online
9 – 14 November Bromley
Churchill Theatre
08448 717 620 Book online
16 – 21 November Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
23 – 28 November York
The Grand Opera House
08448 472 322 Book online
30 Nov – 5 December Salford
Lowry Theatre
08432 086000 Book online
21 Dec 2020 – 2 Jan 2021 Guildford
G Live
01483 369350 Book online
4 – 9 January 2021 Northampton
Royal & Derngate
01604 624 811 Book online
11 – 16 January Southend on Sea
Cliffs Pavilion
01702 351135 Book online
18 – 23 January Norwich
Theatre Royal
01603 63 00 00 On Sale Soon
25 – 30 January Llandudno
Venue Cymru
01492 872000 Book online
1 – 6 February Aylesbury
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
08448 717 627 On Sale 6 Dec 10am
8 – 13 February Darlington
Hippodrome
01325 405405 Book online
15 – 20 February Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 On Sale Soon
22-27 February Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 On Sale 6 Dec 10am
1-6 March Bournemouth
Pavilion Theatre
0844 576 3000 Book online
8 – 13 March Dublin
Bord Gais Energy Theatre
0818 719 377 On Sale Soon
15 – 20 March Londonderry
Millennium Forum
028 7126 4455 Book online
22- 27 March Aberdeen
His Majesty’s Theatre
01224 641122 On Sale Soon
29 March – 3 April Peterborough
New Theatre
01733 852 992 On Sale Soon
5 – 10 April Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 2063 6464 Book online
12 – 17 April Sheffield
Lyceum Theatre
0114 249 6000 On Sale Soon
19 – 24 April Glasgow
King’s Theatre
0844 871 7648 On Sale 6 Dec 10am
26 April – 1 May Liverpool
Empire
08448 713 017 On Sale 6 Dec 10am
3 – 8 May Canterbury
The Marlowe Theatre
01227 787787 On Sale Soon
10 – 15 May Birmingham
Hippodrome
0844 338 5000 On Sale Soon
17 – 22 May Plymouth
Theatre Royal
01752 230440 On Sale Soon
24 – 29 May Blackpool
Grand Theatre
01253 290 190 Book online
31 May – 5 June Bradford
Alhambra
01274 432 000 Book online
7 – 12 June Southampton
The Mayflower Theatre
02380 711811 Book online
14 – 19 June Ipswich
Regent Theatre
01473 433100 On Sale Soon
21 – 26 June Reading
The Hexagon
0118 960 6060 Book online

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