AN ICONIC musical featuring a Dancing on Ice winner is coming to Malvern Theatres this month.

Footloose the Musical is debuting at Malvern Theatres from Monday, May 16 to May 31 2022.

The cast is led by Dancing on Ice Winner and Theatre star Jake Quickenden as Willard and Musical Theatre favourite Darren Day as Rev. Moore. 

Jake rose to fame on screens in The X Factor in 2012 and again in 2014 where he went through to the live shows, and has also featured as a regular panellist on Big Brothers Bit on the Side and as a contestant on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. 

Jake said: “I can’t wait to get out on Tour with Footloose, after such a strange and difficult time we will finally all be able to join our friends and family in the theatre for a truly feel-good night out.

"This show is packed full of amazing 80’s hits I can’t think of a better tonic”

Following his win in the 2018 season of Dancing on Ice Jake has most recently been seen in the hit TV show Hollyoaks.

Co-star, Darren Day, has enjoyed an extensive career in the West End including Summer Holiday, Copacabana and Grease. 

He was previously cast in the 2020 tour which was postponed due to Covid 19 

Darren said: "I am so delighted to be able to stay with the tour of Footloose this year.

"I was a teenager in the 80s, which is such an impressionable age for movies and music. This is one of the most iconic films and soundtracks from my teenage years. 

"I can remember hearing Footloose on the radio for the first time and thinking, what a tune. I’m really looking forward to seeing you there”

Footloose The Musical will be presented by Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment, directed by Racky Plews.

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