The production will premiere at the Bridlington Spa on Friday, January 29, 2016

Gareth Gates stars as Willard in the UK tour of Footloose: The Musical from January 2016. DAVID ELLIS

Gareth Gates stars as Willard in the UK tour of Footloose: The Musical from
January 2016. DAVID ELLIS

Based on the 1984 film starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose: The Musical will feature classic 80s hits including Holding Out For A Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course title track, Footloose.

Gareth Gates will play Willard from January 29 until April 16, returning from June 20, 2016. Gareth will be joined by Maureen Nolan as Vi Moore and Luke Baker as Ren.

Footloose: The Musical opened on Broadway in 1998 where it ran for 709 performances. A London production followed in 2006, opening at the Novello Theatre following a UK tour.

The cast includes 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 and Scott Haining as Bickie. The cast also includes Lauren Storer, Natalie Morton-Graham, Luke Thornton and Alex Marshall.

For more information, visit www.footloose-musical.com