Kevin Clifton to lead cast of Strictly Ballroom The Musical tour

Kevin Clifton is to star in the 2020/2021 UK & Ireland tour of Baz Luhrmann’s smash hit Strictly Ballroom The Musical.

The former Strictly Come Dancing champion will play the lead role of Scott Hastings in the production, which is directed by Craig Revel Horwood.

After seven glorious years on Strictly Come Dancing, last week Kevin announced his departure from the series and now he makes a full-time move into the world of musical theatre in a role that couldn’t be more perfectly suited.

Kevin Clifton said: “I’m beyond excited to be finally fulfilling a lifelong ambition to play Scott Hastings in Strictly Ballroom The Musical. When I was 10 years old I first watched the movie that would become my favourite film of all time. This is my dream role.

“Plus I get to work with Craig Revel Horwood again! I really can’t wait to don the golden jacket and waltz all over the UK from September this year in what’s set to be an incredible show!”

> Strictly Ballroom The Musical tour tickets, dates and venues

Based on the Baz Luhrmann film of the same name, Strictly Ballroom features classic songs including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps & Time After Time; from internationally acclaimed artists Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.

Bringing together a cast of over 20 world class performers. Strictly Ballroom is the story of an arrogant, rebellious young ballroom dancer, Scott Hastings.

When his radical and daring dance style see him fall out of favour with Australian Federation, he must 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!

Directed by Craig Revel Horwood, this all-singing, all-dancing and all-glittering show is set to dazzle audiences once more with the new 2020/21 tour.

Kicking off in Nottingham on 26 September, the musical will then waltz around the UK & Ireland before culminating in Reading in June 2021.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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