Sunderland Empire among rescheduled tour dates for Strictly Ballroom musical in 2021

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Due to the on-going Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 UK tour of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, starring Kevin Clifton and directed by Craig Revel Horwood, has been rescheduled and will now begin in Autumn 2021.

To ensure everyone’s safety in these uncertain times, the producers had to take the decision to reschedule the original tour dates.

However, it’s been announced all of the shows in the touring schedule have been rearranged and tickets for each performance will be exchanged automatically.

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Details of how to exchange tickets will follow in the coming weeks.

New dates include Sunderland Empire from October 18-23, 2021.

Based on the award-winning film Strictly Ballroom, the tour will now kick off in Plymouth on September 27, 2021.

Kevin Clifton said: “I’m really delighted that the Strictly Ballroom tour has been rescheduled. As I’ve mentioned before, it’s my all-time favourite film and Scott Hastings is my dream role, so I can’t wait to bring this musical to theatres across the UK next year. In the meantime, please stay safe and keep well everyone.”

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Craig Revel Horwood added: “I’m thrilled that our new production of Strictly Ballroom The Musical has been rescheduled for 2021/2022. The tour may be a year later, but you can still expect those same sexy dance moves, scintillating costumes and a simply fabulous show for all to enjoy, starring the one and only Kevin Clifton.”

Strictly Ballroom The Musical tells the story of Scott Hastings, a talented, arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer. When Scott’s radical dance moves see him fall out of favour with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner with no moves at all.

Inspired by one another, this unlikely pair gather the courage to defy both convention and their families – and discover that, to be winners, the steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom.

The score features Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, as well as new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.


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::27/09/2021 - 02/10/2021 Plymouth Theatre Royal – On sale soon

::04/10/2021 - 09/10/2021 Portsmouth: Kings Theatre

::11/10/2021 - 16/10/2021 Northampton: Royal & Derngate

::18/10/2021 - 23/10/2021 Sunderland: Empire

::08/11/2021 - 13/11/2021 Ipswich: Regent Theatre

::15/11/2021 - 20/11/2021 York: Grand Opera House

::22/11/2021 - 27/11/2021 Bradford: Alhambra – On sale soon

::29/11/2021 - 04/12/2021 Cardiff: Wales Millennium Centre

::20/12/2021 - 31/12/2021 Guildford: G Live

::03/01/2022 - 08/01/2022 Darlington: Hippodrome

::10/01/2022 - 15/01/2022 Peterborough: New Theatre

::17/01/2022 - 22/01/2022 Salford: The Lowry, Lyric Theatre

::24/01/2022 - 29/01/2022 Llandudno: Venue Cymru

::31/01/2022 - 05/02/2022 Southampton: Mayflower

::07/02/2022 - 12/02/2022 Reading: Hexagon

::14/02/2022 - 19/02/2022 Nottingham: Theatre Royal

::21/02/2022 - 26/02/2022 Canterbury: The Marlowe Theatre

::28/02/2022 - 05/03/2022 Southend: Cliffs Pavilion

::07/03/2022 - 12/03/2022 Aberdeen: His Majesty’s Theatre

::14/03/2022 - 19/03/2022 Glasgow: Theatre Royale

::21/03/2022 - 26/03/2022 Edinburgh: Playhouse

::28/03/2022 - 02/04/2022 Dublin: Bord Gais Theatre – On sale soon

::04/04/2022 - 09/04/2022 Derry: Millennium Forum

::11/04/2022 - 16/04/2022 Wimbledon: New Theatre

::18/04/2022 - 23/04/2022 Bournemouth: Pavilion Theatre

::25/04/2022 - 30/04/2022 Hull: New Theatre – On sale 15 May

::02/05/2022 - 07/05/2022 Wolverhampton: Grand Theatre

::09/05/2022 - 14/05/2022 Bristol: Hippodrome

::16/05/2022 - 21/05/2022 Liverpool: Empire

::23/05/2022 - 28/05/2022 Aylesbury: Waterside Theatre

::30/05/2022 - 04/06/2022 Sheffield: Lyceum – On sale in the Autumn

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::06/06/2022 - 11/06/2022 Newcastle: Theatre Royal – On sale soon

::13/06/2022 - 18/06/2022 Bromley: Churchill Theatre

::20/06/2022 - 25/06/2022 Milton Keynes: Milton Keynes Theatre

::27/06/2022 - 02/07/2022 Blackpool: Opera House

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