Friday, 12 February 2016

Lee Brennan to star in Footloose UK tour

911 and The Big Reunion star Lee Brennan will make his musical theatre debut when he joins the cast of Footloose The Musical.

He will play the role of Willard from Tuesday 19th April to Saturday 18th June 2016. 

Brennan will join the UK tour for dates in Oxford, Weston Super Mare, Wimbledon, Liverpool, Belfast, Derry, Torquay and Glasgow.

As previously announced, Gareth Gates will play the role of Willard until 16th April, returning to the show from 20th June 2016. Brennan is one third of pop group 911. One of the biggest pop acts of the 90’s, 911 were one of only five acts in the decade to achieve ten consecutive UK Top Ten Hit Singles, selling over 10 million records around the world and touring the UK four times.

Brennan returned to 911 in 2013, when the band reformed for ITV’s smash hit series The Big Reunion. An arena tour followed, where they played to over 200,000 fans alongside acts including Five and Blue.

Brennan says: “I am unbelievably excited about joining the amazing cast of Footloose! It has always been a dream of mine to perform in a musical and I cannot wait to get started in my role as Willard. I loved the film and have seen the current stage version and it blew me away!”

The cast also includes Luke Baker as Ren, Maureen Nolan as Vi Moore, Hannah Price as Ariel Moore, Nigel Lister as Reverend Shaw Moore, Nicky Swift as Ethel McCormack, Joanna Sawyer as Rusty, Matthew Tomlinson as Chuck, Natasha Brown as Wendy-Jo, Miracle Chance as Urleen, Thomas Cotran as Jeter and Scott Haining as Bickie. Completing the cast are Lauren Storer, Natalie Morton-Graham, Luke Thornton and Alex Marshall.

Footloose The Musical has music by Tom Snow and lyrics by Dean Pitchford, and is adapted for the stage by Dean Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. The UK tour is directed by Racky Plews with choreography by Matthew Cole, design by Sara Perks and musical supervision by Mark Crossland. 

Photo Credit: Ray Burmiston

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