The West End premiere production of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, will have its final performance at London’s Piccadilly Theatre on Saturday 27 October.
Featuring former Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen in the central roles, the show opened in March 2018 following on from its UK premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in November 2016.
Producers issued a statement which read: “Strictly Ballroom The Musical will play its final performance on Saturday 27 October, at the end of what will have been a seven-month run.
“We are immensely proud of the production, led by our hugely talented cast and creative team, and have been thrilled by the standing ovations that audiences have responded with night after night. We would like to thank everyone involved for bringing this joyous new musical to the stage.”
Matt Cardle took over the role of bandleader Wally Strand in July. Also in the current cast are: Michelle Bishop, Ivan De Freitas, Anna Francolini, Gabriela Garcia, Charlotte Gooch, Richard Grieve, Gerard Horan, Liam Marcellino, Stephen Matthews, Fernando Mira, Eve Polycarpou, Lauren Stroud and Gary Watson.
Produced by international producers Global Creatures, the romantic comedy set within the sequin-studded world of competitive ballroom dancing features a mixture of feel-good songs from the film’s original soundtrack, along with new songs from Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.