Everybody cut loose and kick off your Sunday shoes – as the sizzling rock ‘n' roll musical Footloose 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: Moving from Chicago to a small Midwestern town, teenager Ren McCormack is
in shock when he discovers dancing and rock music are illegal there. As he struggles to fit in,
Ren faces an uphill battle to loosen up this conservative town. He wins the help of new
friend Willard and defiant teen Ariel. But Ariel's influential father, Reverend Moore, stands
in his way…
Footloose features an incredible cast of local talent, including 19-year- old Luke Sayers in his
first lead role for BATS as Ren. Rhianon Mone plays Ariel, Liam Brelsforth plays Willard and
Reverend Moore is played by Stephen Westwood with Sally Manning as his wife Vi.
With a live rock ‘n’ roll band, exuberant dance routines and the fervour of teen rebellion, Footloose will certainly bring the feelgood factor to the Haymarket this November.
Footloose is directed and choreographed by Martyn Knight (whose previous BATS shows
include The Full Monty and Sister Act) and the musical director is Julie Dance (Grease, The
Footloose is at the Haymarket, Basingstoke from Wednesday 15th-Saturday 25th
November. Performances at 7.30pm with extra 2.30pm shows on Saturday 18th & 25th.
Tickets: £18.50-£23.50 (adults) £15 (16s and under) - with concessions for students, over-
65s and groups. All prices include a booking fee.
Buy tickets: www.anvilarts.org.uk Call 01256 844244 or visit the Anvil Arts box office.