Footloose The Musical’s UK tour has been postponed until 2021.
A new production had been due to hit the road this year featuring Darren Day and Gareth Gates.
But producers Selladoor Worldwide have announced performances will now begin next year due to the ongoing theatre shutdown.
Originally due to open in April 2020 at Wimbledon New Theatre, Footloose the Musical will now open at the earliest in Zurich Maag Music Hall November 2020 – with UK dates commencing from January 2021.
Also postponed by Selladoor Worldwide are the UK tours of 9 to 5 The Musical and Bring It On, together with international tours of Madagascar the Musical and We Will Rock You
Naomi James Head of Productions at Selladoor said “It has been a devastating decision to postpone productions further and lose almost all production activity for 2020, but given the lack of a clear roadmap to reopening theatres, it seems the most responsible way forward for our artists, creatives and patrons alike.
“Our worst case scenario quickly became our best case scenario and we hope that by moving everything into 2021, we give ourselves the best chance at being able to play our part in the rebuilding of our wonderful industry, when that time comes.”
Casting and dates for the postponed tour will be announced in due course.