Footloose the Musical
15 - 25 november 2017

Director and choreographer: Martyn Knight
Musical director: Julie Dance

The Haymarket, Basingstoke
Evenings: 7:30 pm, Saturday matinees: 2:30 pm

Everybody cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes!  This sizzling rock ‘n' roll musical explodes onto the Haymarket stage for the first time ever!

Based on the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose features classic hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Let's Hear It For The Boy, Almost Paradise and the unforgettable title track, Footloose.

The story: City boy Ren thinks his life is over when he’s forced to move to a rural town where dancing and rock music are banned!  Ren rebels – and soon has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet. 

Box office tel: 01256 844244
Group bookings tel: 01256 366935

Full price tickets: £18.50, £23.50
Price includes Anvil Arts £2 per ticket booking fee

Early booker discount:*
1st July - 12th August 2017

Over 65s & full-time students: £1 off
Children (16 & under): £15
Group booking rate available


Press Reviews

"An exuberant, high-energy performance from start to finish and BATS’ hugely talented cast certainly obliged on all fronts.  This was BATS full-throttle with bells on."

Newbury Weekly News - Read full review

"This energetic production, directed and choreographed by Martyn Knight has many special moments to appreciate."

The Basingstoke Gazette - Read full review

"The acting and singing was spot on, the sets were simple but perfect, it was so well put together and we really enjoyed the show."

What the Redhead Said blog - Read full review

Audience feedback

Well done, fantastic show. We are so lucky to have so much talent in Basingstoke.
— Terry Crame

Production photos


Ren McCormack
Luke Sayers

Willard Hewitt
Liam Brelsforth

Chuck Cranston
Craig Saunders

Rev. Shaw Moore
Stephen Westwood

James Young

Jamie Cole

Stuart Baker

Jake Mawson

Sam Alexander

Pete Chandler

Coach Dunbar
Bryn Hughes

Cowboy Bob
Ben Waines

Steve Brannam

Ariel Moore
Rhianon Mone

Jade Hollingshead

Wendy Jo
Holly Reedman

Luannsa Goodman

Vi Moore
Sally Manning

Ethel McCormack
Liz Scorey

Emily Hemmings

Eleanor / Principal
Lauren Blaxill

Betty Blast
Victoria Elliott

Kirsty Bennett

Female Ensemble: Kirsty Bennett, Rachel Boddington, Charlotte Clifforth, Victoria Elliott, Emily Hemmings, Lucy Knight, Savvy O'Connor, Hollie Parks, Sophie Roberts, Johanna Tooze, Nina Yates

Creative team

Director and Choreographer
Martyn Knight

Musical Director
Julie Dance

Assistant Director
Gary J. Myers

Dance Captains
Lynne Bond, Hollie Parks & James Young

Production Manager
Jillian Brannam

Stage Manager
Steve Brannam

Deputy Stage Manager
John Eddie

Assistant Stage Manager
Nick Horsey

Stage Crew
Sam Baker, Billy Bubb, Adam Cousins, Andy Foster, Tim Furlong, Matt Harrison, Gareth Jones, Natalie Randall, Ian 'Spud' Smith, Tony Ward

Lighting Design and Hire
M3 Technology

Sound Design and Hire
Daniel Paine - Spinaudio

Scenery Hire
Scenic Projects Ltd

Props Manager
Marie White

Props Team
Marie White and Owen White

Head of Wardrobe
Sophie Mallinson

Di Annakin, Laura Balment, Christine Dollery, Teresa Hollingshead, Judith Ifould, Liz Ilett, Myra Ward, Sarah Ward

Marketing and Sales Officer
Julie Morris

Marketing and Sales Team
David Allard, Nick Brannam, Liam Brelsforth, Jade Hollingshead, Bryn Hughes, Sally Manning

Adrian Hyde

Show Photographs
Adrien Hyde and James Peer Photography

Programme Design
Nick Brannam

*The small print
Concessions - Apply to full price tickets for all performances. One discount per ticket  |  Registered disabled: please enquire at the box office  |  Group discount: (10+ people same show): £1 off full price or concessions  |  Opening night fixed price of £18.50.  No other concessions apply.

Early booker - £2 per ticket discount on full price and child tickets only, booking individually or in groups  |  Other concessions and group discount do not apply to early booker prices  |  Payment must be made in full when booking to receive the early booker rate. Tickets cannot be reserved at early booker rates  |  Book online, by phone or in person  |  Cannot be used in conjunction with any other discount and is non-transferable. Discount cannot be claimed retrospectively  |  Opening night special can be purchased at any time - no other concessions are available

Licensing information

Music by Tom Snow,  Lyrics by Dean Pitchford,  Stage Adaptation by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie
Based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford, Additional Music by Eric Carmen, Sammy Hagar, Kenny Loggins and Jim Steinman

This amateur production of Footloose the Musical is presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe.

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