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STRICTLY BALLROOM REHEARSALS

[music]

BAZ LUHRMAN’S

STRICTLY BALLROOM

THE MUSICAL

 

REHEARSALS

The cast rehearses in London ahead of their upcoming run in Toronto.

DREW McONIE

Director  & Choreographer

>>Drew: The story of Strictly Ballroom is relevant to any time any period any class and society. I mean it tells the story of a maverick young man who is going up against the system to fight for what he believes in. And on the way he finds true love and indeed__ self.

EDDIE PERFECT

Music & Lyrics

>>Eddie: It’s an Australian story, but it’s a universal story. And it’s quite rare for an Australian story to travel in the way that this musical has.

[singing]

STEPHEN MATTHEWS

‘Doug Hastings’

>>Stephen: It’s got huge amounts of comedy in it. And a big heart, I think. And I think it’s something that everybody that comes to see the show embraces and can identify with.

SAM LIPS

‘Scott Hastings’

>>Sam: It is very colourful. The costumes are incredible. The dancing is incredible. It is just a visual feast. It’s unbelievable.

[singing]

GEMMA SUTTON

‘Fran (Just Fran)’

>>Gemma: There’s some very iconic songs in the film like Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps, and Time After Time.  I know everyone will be thrilled to know that those songs are very much in the show, but we also have a new score as well that’s been really nicely amalgamated with those songs.

[singing]

TAMSIN CARROLL

‘Shirley Hastings’

c It’s a faboulous entertaining night in the theatre. It’s exactly what people want when they want to be entertained. They come out humming the tunes, and with a spring in their step.

JULIUS D’SILVA

“BARRY FIFF”

>>Julius D’Silva: There’s other wonderful things, there’s the music, and the costume and many, many elements. The script. But I think it’s the young cast members that people will enjoy the most. The majority of the dancing is spectacular.

[music, dancing]

>>Tamsin:  I’ve been to Toronto before. I went for a beautiful, snowy Christmas when I was five years old.

>>Gemma: Everybody says how friendly everyone in Canada, in Toronto. So I’m just looking forward to meeting and just chatting with people.

>>Sam: I think what I’m really looking forward to is poutine.

BAZ LUHRMANN’S

STRICTLY BALLROOM

THE MUSICAL

April 26 to June 25 – Princess of Wales Theatre

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