Footloose The Musical is hitting the road for a new UK tour in 2020 – here’s all you need to know.
The hit musical tells the story of city boy Ren who moves to a rural American town where dancing and rock music are banned. Based on the 1980s movie of the same name, Ren soon has the whole town on his feet in his attempt to overturn the ban.
A new UK tour will hit the road next year, starring Gareth Gates in the role of Willard at selected dates – a role he previously played in 2017.
Gareth said: “I’m thrilled to be back playing the role of Willard in the 2020 UK tour of Footloose. I had so much fun the first time around that I jumped at the chance to play such an exciting role again.
“I was born in 1984, the year ‘Footloose’ the movie was first released; I used to watch the movie lots as a kid not knowing some years later I’d be playing the ‘cowboy that can’t dance’ on stages up and down the country. I’m a terrible dancer, so it’s pretty much Life imitating Art!”
“The show is packed with classic 80s hits – and audiences get to see a little more of me than they bargained for! I can’t wait to be back on tour with such an incredible show”
Further casting is to be confirmed.
Footloose The Musical 2020 tour tickets, dates and venues
Fri 24 Apr 2020 – Sat 02 May 2020
New Wimbledon Theatre
Mon 04 May 2020 – Sat 09 May 2020
Birmingham Alexandra Theatre
Mon 18 – Sat 23 May 2020
Queen’s Theatre Barnstaple
Mon 25 May 2020 – Sat 30 May 2020
Mon 1 Jun 2020 – Sat 6 Jun 2020
Llandudno Venue Cymru
Mon 8 Jun 2020 – Sat 13 Jun 2020
Aberdeen His Majesty’s
Mon 22 Jun 2020 – Sat 27 Jun 2020
Brighton Theatre Royal
Mon 29 Jun 2020 – Sat 04 Jul 2020
Milton Keynes Theatre
Tue 7 Jul 2020 – Sat 11 Jul 2020
Peterborough New Theatre
Mon 13 Jul 2020 – Sat 18 Jul 2020
Mon 20 Jul 2020 – Sat 25 Jul 2020
Blackpool Opera House
Tue 28 Jul 2020 – Sat 01 Aug 2020
Mon 03 Aug 2020 – Sat 08 Aug 2020
Glasgow King’s Theatre
Further dates and venues are to be confirmed.