Our #FirstNightTakeover series continues with Perry O'Bree at the West End premiere of STRICTLY BALLROOM, starring Jonny Labey, Zizi Strallen and Will Young at the Piccadilly Theatre (on 24 April 2018). Did you spot Baz Luhrmann at the opening night? And who'd Perry rhumba with at the after-party?
Something definitely was in the West End air as Baz Luhrmann flew into town and dance lovers got their glad rags on for the West End opening this screen-to-stage cult classic, now newly directed and choreographed by our own wunderkind Drew McOnie. (Incredibly, the show marks Olivier Award winner Drew's West End debut!).
Strictly Ballroom is the romantic story that was embraced around the world, and went on to put the Strictly into Come Dancing! Based on the
The West End cast is led by Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen as Scott and Fran, and also features Will Young as the Bandleader, Anna Francolini, Charlotte Gooch, Eve Polycarpou, Fernando Mira, Gabriela Garcia, Gerard Horan, Ivan de Freitas, Lauren Stroud, Liam Marcellino, Michelle Bishop and Stephen Matthews.