The Strictly finals will soon be on the horizon but reigning champion, Joanne Clifton will not be there; instead she’ll be playing the role of a welder in the iconic musical, Flashdance!
Flashdance – The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of 18-year-old Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to a prestigious dance academy and becoming a professional dancer. The show is based on the phenomenally successful, Oscar-winning, 1983 film that starred Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri.
Joanne stars alongside A1’s Ben Adams and said she’s excited to be part of this well-known musical: “I think everyone in the world whether dancer or non-dancer, as soon as they hear ‘What a Feeling’, remember that iconic scene at the end of the film and I’m so incredibly lucky that I get to do that every night, along with fabulous numbers like “She’s a Maniac.”
“I’m over the moon! It’s another amazing opportunity in my musical theatre career and I can once again sing and act alongside dancing! I’ve always wanted to do musical theatre as a kid but I chose dancing because my parents couldn’t afford for me to do both, either competing or at a musical theatre school in London.
“So I chose the safe route but have gone full circle. I’ve done what I wanted to do in competitive dancing, achieved what I wanted to achieve, and ended up at this. This is just another dream come true!”
Dance like you’ve never danced before and book now by visiting Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Box Office, call 0844 871 7607 (bkg fee. Calls 7p per min plus your phone company’s access charge) or visit www.atgtickets.com/aylesbury (bkg fee).
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Pantomime season strikes, and we want you to be a part of it! So grab your shovel and your pic and get entering our Christmas Competition…
For your chance to win 4 x tickets to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs starring Su Pollard, Andy Collins, La Voix & Jon Moses at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre on Fri 8 Dec, 7pm, simply tell us what fruit appears in the classic fairy tale:
Email your answer to: Coralie at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 24th of November.