Faye joins Ballroom cast

Published: 13 February 2023
Reporter: David Upton

Kevin Clifton and Faye Brooks

Dancing on Ice finalist and Coronation Street star Faye Brookes joins the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical as part of a 10-month tour which comes to The Lowry, Salford June 26 to July 1.

The musical, based on film of the same name, is directed by Craig Revel Horwood, who co-choreographs with Strictly’s creative director Jason Gilkison.

Faye takes over the role of Fran from Maisie Smith who leaves the show March 25. She joined Coronation Street in the role of Kate Connor from 2015–2019, and won the National Television Award for Best Newcomer, while in 2021 made it to the final of Dancing on Ice.

Strictly Ballroom The Musical tells the story of Scott Hastings, a talented, arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer—played by Kevin Clifton.