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4-5 High Street West, Sunderland, North East SR1 3EX

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Footloose

May 25 - 30, 2020

Filled with plenty of well-known tunes and a tendency not to take itself too seriously, this is the perfect way for audiences to lose their blues and kick off their Sunday shoes.

Theatre Weekly

Why See Footloose?

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Starring National Treasure Gareth Gates

In 1984 smash hit blockbuster Footloose introduced the world to Kevin Bacon, punch dancing and a whole lot of teen spirit. Over three decades later the enduring story is set to light up the regional theatre scene once more during the hotly anticipated return of the UK musical tour, starring none other than Pop-Idol-turned-national-treasure Gareth Gates and helmed by original director Racky Plews (American Idiot, Thoroughly Modern Millie). 

Punctuated by classic songs like Holding Out For A Hero, Paradise and the titular anthem of course, Footloose tells the rollicking tale of city boy Ren, a streetwise teen who thinks his life is over when he's forced to move to rural Utah. It's worse than he imagined when he finds out rock music and dancing are banned, so with the help of his rebellious love interest Ariel, he sets about changing the status quo. 

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Opening night: 25 May 2020

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