Based on the 80’s screen sensation, Footloose is one to get the dancing shoes out for. Ben the city boy from Chicago has to move in with his mum in rural Beaumont. After a tragic accident, dancing is banned.

From the off, the cast show  their dancing skills and the musical follows the film story with more comedy than dark moments. Jake Quickenden sings, dances and displays great comic timing. Oonagh Cox singing Let’s Hear It For The Boy was my favourite song  of the evening.

Lucy Munden and Joshua Hawkins work together well with Munden singing Holding Out For a Hero with her  voice on a par with her portrayal of the strong character Ariel.

Darren Day plays the part of a grieving father, his bitterness causing him to close down the town after losing his son. His voice still strong and effortless

The ensemble play numerous instruments  and roles including moving parts of the set . The show offers a fun night out. A trip back to the 80’s and solid entertainment. A real feel good show which had everyone joining Beaumont in dancing. The second act is a full on energetic event and the audience were shouting for more.

Footloose runs at The Regent from Monday 21 March to Saturday 26th March

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