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Flashdance is coming to the Marlowe Theatre

VIDEO: What a feeling! Flashdance comes to the Marlowe

Flashdance was one of the highest grossing movies of the 1980s.

Starring Jennifer Beals and Michael Nouri, the film tells of the story of aspiring dancer Alex Owens who finds herself working cabaret in a Pittsburgh bar.

Despite poor reviews, the 1983 Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson production, was a hit at the Box Office.

It grossed more than $100 million worldwide and led to hit songs including What a Feeling by Irene Cara and Maniac by Michael Sembello.

The movie also prompted a stage show based on the screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas.

And its tour of the UK comes to Canterbury’s Marlowe Theatre next month.

It stars Stricly Come Dancing competitor Joanne Clifton and A1 singer songwriter Ben Adams.

Alex, a welder by day and flashdancer by night, dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.

When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream. Flashdance is about the power of holding on to dreams and love against all the odds.

Joanne Clifton is a professional dancer, singer and television presenter. In 2014, she made it through to week six of Strictly Come Dancing as the partner to DJ Scott Mills until they were knocked in that year’s Halloween show.

Ben Adams was a member of the four-piece boy band A1. They won a 2001 Brit Award for best newcomers and had a hit with the A-Ha song Take on Me.

Flashdance will performed at the Marlowe Theatre from Monday, June 18 to Saturday, June 23.

Performances take place every night at 7.30pm with 2.30pm matinees on the Thursday and Saturday of the run.

Tickets cost between £13.25 and £45.25. Call the Marlowe Theatre box on 01227 787787 or log on to the website for bookings and information.

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