Footloose the Musical on Tour – Grand Opera House, York – Review

Footloose the Musical on Tour – Grand Opera House, York – Review

 

What a brilliant, high energy show Footloose the Musical on tour is!  We went last night to the opening show at The Grand Opera House in York, and had a ball!  It was action packed right from the start with lots of songs I knew and could wiggle in my seat to!  All of the cast were great, amazing dancers.  I have no idea how they manage that amount of energy and enthusiasm throughout the evening – but they do and the audience loved it.

Talking about the audience – there was a very clear demographic in the theatre – the majority of theatre goers there were women.  It made for a great party atmosphere.  I loved the reactions of the audience as much as the show (well, maybe not as much – but you get my drift).  There were lots of ‘oohs and ahhs’ at times.  Particularly during a memorable scene with Gareth Gates (I won’t spoil it for you.  Let’s just say, ‘gold hot-pants’ and leave it at that).  For that scene, the ‘oohs’ signified, shock, mild scandalisation (is that a word?) and then, ultimately, appreciation!

It has to be said – Gareth Gates was very funny.  Who knew, right?!  We loved him, as did lots of the people I spoke to during the interval (yes, that’s me, the one always starting conversations in the loo with people I don’t know!).

Footloose the Musical on Tour

The cast received a standing ovation and then the audience happily stood dancing in their seats for the finale dance.  We were buzzing as we emerged into the streets of York, where a happy throng gathered around the stage door waiting for a glimpse (ok, selfie) with Mr Gates himself.  In fact, an old friend of mind posted this picture of his daughter this morning on my Facebook so I wanted to share.  This is Cassie and she is 11!  There were a few younger audience members there, which is always great to see!

Footloose is on at the Grand Opera House, York until Saturday.  We loved it – catch it if you can!

 

We were invited to see and review the show but all views and opinions (as ever!) are my own.

 

2017 UK TOUR

 

Tuesday 2 – Saturday 6 May 2017

YORK GRAND OPERA HOUSE

Box Office www.atgtickets.com/venues/grand-opera-house-york | 0844 871 3024

 

Monday 8 – Saturday 13 May 2017

WYCOMBE SWAN THEATRE

Box Office www.wycombeswan.co.uk | 01494 512 000

 

Monday 15 – Saturday 20 May 2017

RICHMOND THEATRE

Box Office www.atgtickets.com/richmond | 0844 871 7651

 

Monday 22 – Saturday 27 May 2017

QUEEN’S THEATRE, HORNCHURCH

Box Office www.queens-theatre.co.uk | 01708 443333

 

Tuesday 30 May – Saturday 3 June 2017

BUXTON OPERA HOUSE

Box Office www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk | 01298 72190

 

Monday 5 – Saturday 10 June 2017

VENUE CYMRU, LLANDUDNO

Box Office www.venuecymru.co.uk | 01492 872000

 

Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 June 2017

COVENTRY BELGRADE THEATRE

Box Office www.belgrade.co.uk | 024 7655 3055

 

Monday 19 – Saturday 25 June 2017

SWANSEA GRAND THEATRE

Box Office www.swansea.gov.uk/swanseagrandtheatre | 01792 475715

 

Monday 10 – Saturday 15 July 2017

GUILDFORD G LIVE

Box Office www.glive.co.uk | 0844 7701 797

 

Wednesday 19 – Saturday 22 July 2017

CHURCHILL THEATRE, BROMLEY

Box Office www.churchilltheatre.co.uk | 020 3285 6000

 

Wednesday 26 July – Sunday 6 August 2017

KURSAAL OOSTENDE, BELGIUM

 

Tuesday 15 – Saturday 19 August 2017

DEVONSHIRE PARK THEATRE, EASTBOURNE

Box Office www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk | 01323 412 000

 

Monday 21 – Saturday 26 August 2017

THE TOWNGATE THEATRE, BASILDON

Box Office www.towngatetheatre.co.uk | 01268 465 465

 

Tuesday 5 – Saturday 9 September 2017

STORYHOUSE THEATRE, CHESTER

Box Office www.storyhouse.com | 0845 241 7868 

Gareth Gates will not appear in Chester

 

Tuesday 12 – Saturday 30 September 2017

THE PEACOCK, LONDON

Performances Tue-Sat 7.30pm, Sat 2.30pm, Sun 4.00pm

Box Office www.peacocktheatre.com | 020 7863 8222

 

 

 



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