Footloose heads back to resort

Published: 12 January 2022
Reporter: David Upton

Darren Day

Footloose the Musical will arrive back in Blackpool April 11–16 as part of an extensive UK tour.

Lucy Munden will join the cast as Ariel alongside Oonagh Cox as Rusty. Previously announced cast includes Jake Quickenden as Willard and Darren Day as Reverend Moore with Anna Westlake (Lulu), Alex Fobbester (Bickle), Ben Barrow (Wes), Ben Mabberley (Jeter), Geri Allen (Ethal), Holly Ashton (Vi), Jess Barker (Wendi-Jo), Joshua Hawkins (Ren), Samantha Richards (Urleen), Tom Mussell (Chuck) and Daniel Miles and Lucy Ireland as off-stage swings.

Following two critically acclaimed tours and huge popular demand, Footloose The Musical is back. The musical which was postponed in 2020 is set to burst back onto stage in 2022.

TV star Jake is no stranger to the stage having performed the title role of Peter Pan at Blackpool Opera House, also touring with the Dreamboys and appearing in pantomime. He most recently starred in the 50th anniversary production of Hair the Musical.

City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he's forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned.

Based on the 1980s screen hit, Footloose The Musical packs in '80s hits including "Holding Out for a Hero", "Almost Paradise", "Let's Hear It For The Boy" and the title track.

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