Last night I took Xene, Lochlan and Neva to The Marina Theatre to see Footloose The Musical and I would say to anyone considering getting tickets for this show to DO IT!
I have always loved the original film, (not as keen on the remake) and Xene and Lochlan also watch it quite regularly, Lochi is a HUGE Kevin Bacon fan!
With some musicals I have gone to see I have been left feeling disappointed, so I was unsure how I would feel about Footloose, but I am happy to say it was nothing short of Outstanding.
Gareth Gates was brilliant as Willard, he had all of the audience in stitches with his dancing and the gold shorts and wind machine are something else!
Maureen Nolan made the part of Vi come alive I could empathise with her totally, trying to be the middle person between the father and his daughter.
Luke Baker as Ren was nothing short of brilliant and actually brought a tear to my eye with his scene with the Rev trying to convince him to hold the dance.
The entire show had you gripped in their story. The fact that half of the cast were acting and playing instruments, whilst dancing was superb.
Press ups with a guitar on your back, big tough guys playing loving ballads on the piano, simply amazing.
Never have I seen a show that I would happily turn round and go straight back in and watch it all over again.
Footloose The Musical finishes in Lowestoft today, but it’s magic continues throughout the country, check their list of dates and if they are coming to a place near you, grab yourself tickets NOW, you will not be disappointed.
disclosure : All thoughts and opinions are my own, I bought the children tickets as a Christmas present, but had to tell the rest of the world how fab this show is!
14 thoughts on “Footloose The Musical – Amazing!”
Would love to go an watch that! sounds amazing. Glad you had a great time!
oh I so need to go and watch this I just adore the theatre and musicals I just don’t get to see many as we are not close to any of the big ones
Sounds nice. Would love to watch this someday.
This looks great. Would love to watch this someday.
i’ve actually never seen footloose before but the fact that Gareth Gates is in it does sway me! haha x
I love the Footloose movies and I imagine seeing the dancing and singing live would be even better!
I loved footloose the film so would love to go and see the show,
I can honestly admit I have never seen the film! I think that might be a good thing though, as I would see the musical with fresh eyes
I will have to see if it is coming near me, I love musicals and it sounds like you all had an amazing time x
I love footloose the movie, I need to go see this if it comes near me!
I have never seen the film or the musical but I would love to as I am a huge fan of musicals and dance films. In fact some of my favourite movies are dance films!
Sounds fantastic. I’ve not watched the film, I know shock! But love musicals so would love to go and watch. May convince my OH 😉
I’m ever so sorry, but I just hate musicals.. never been my thing, but glad you enjoy them,
Must admit this isn;’t something I’d usually go see!