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Flashdance - The Musical Head to Blackpool

Tuesday, 20th December 2016

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL returns to the UK for the first time since 2011, and will arrive at the Winter Gardens Blackpool from Monday 23rd October until Saturday 4th November 2017.

Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score, including the smash hits "Maniac", “Manhunt”, "Gloria", “I Love Rock & Roll” and the award winning title track "Flashdance - What a Feeling". Produced by the award winning team at Selladoor Productions - producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors – and Runaway Entertainmant – producers of In The Heights, Guys and Dolls and Lazarus, FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL is not to be missed!

Tickets priced from £17 go on sale at 10am Tuesday December 20 and are available from www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18 year old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.  When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Winter Gardens Managing Director Michael Williams said: “Flashdance is a truly iconic show that we’re delighted to add to the 2017 programme of events. An incredible and instantly recognisable score accompanies the iconic story that audiences will adore.”

The announcement Flashdance the musical is to come to Blackpool Winter Gardens next year follows previous announcements for 2017 which will see Sister Act, Hairspray, La Cage Aux Folles, The Wedding Singer, Wonderland and Dreamboats and Petticoats among the shows at the historic venue. Smash hit musical Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story on Stage will also return for a week following a successful three-week run at the theatre this summer.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all odds. Flashdance proved a hit with audiences, and remained in the Top 10 Box Office in the States for 15 weeks after release. The original score also proved hugely popular, with the soundtrack album selling 700,000 copies within two weeks of release. The platinum selling hit title track “Flashdance – What A Feeling” won both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe in 1983, with the soundtrack winning the Grammy Award for Best Album of Original Score Written for a Motion Picture or a Television Special in 1984.

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL is produced by Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment.

For more information and to buy tickets go to www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk

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