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Footloose - The UK Tour - Starring Maureen Nolan and Lee Brennan from 90's boy Band 911

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Footloose Maureen Nolan will play Vi Moore. Maureen has been singing with her sisters since she was nine years old, when they became one of Europe’s first girl bands, The Nolans. Best known for their smash hit single I’m in the Mood for Dancing, The Nolans enjoyed phenomenal record sales worldwide, and worked with some of the world’s most respected artists including Frank Sinatra. On stage, Maureen has played Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers in the West End and on tour to critical acclaim. She was the fourth Nolan sister to play the role, earning them entry into the Guinness Book of World Records. Other credits include Sadie in Girl’s Behind, Jill in Mum’s the Word and Sarah in The Naked Truth. Luke Baker will play Ren McCormack, the role immortalised on screen by Kevin Bacon. Luke has just finished playing Theo in Green Day’sAmerican Idiot in the West End, with other West End credits including the Olivier Award-winningSunny Afternoon, Beautiful Thing and I Can’t Sing. 90's Boyband star Lee Brennan (911)  will also be appearing in this weeks tour as Willard. The cast also features 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 Chanceas Urleen and Scott Haining as Bickie. The cast also includes Lauren Storer, Natalie Morton-Graham, Luke Thornton and Alex Marshall. Based on the 1984 screen sensation starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned. All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town up on its feet. Featuring classic 80s hits includingHolding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let's Hear it for the Boy and the unforgettable title track, Footloose: The Musical is set to take the world by storm once again in this brand new production, bursting with youthful spirit, dazzling dance and electrifying music. When the film was released in 1984, it became the highest-grossing February release in US film history.  The soundtrack album ended the year-long reign of Michael Jackson’s Thriller at number one and went on to top album charts all over the world, eventually selling in excess of 17 million copies.  Footloose was nominated for a Golden Globe, and both the title song and Let’s Hear It for the Boy received Academy Award nominations. Footloose: The Musical first opened on Broadway in 1998 where it ran for 709 performances, with a London production following in 2006, opening at the Novello Theatre following a UK Tour. 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. It is based on the original screenplay by Dean Pitchford. It is directed by Racky Plews (American Idiot, West End) with choreography by Matthew Cole, design by Sara Perks and musical supervision by Mark Crossland. It is produced by David Hutchinson and Phillip Rowntree for Sell A Door Theatre Company and Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment. It is presented by arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe. Dates and Times: Monday 25th – Thursday 28thand Saturday 30th April, 7:30pm Friday 29th April, 8.30pm Matinee Performances - Friday 29th 5pm & Saturday 30th, 2:30pm Tickets: £25.00* - £31.00* Student discount available via our box office *Includes a booking fee per ticket.  To book visit www.theplayhouse.co.uk