STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL had its Global Premiere on 12 April 2014 at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, followed by seasons at Her Majesty’s Theatre Melbourne and the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre in 2015.
The first UK staging of STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL is to premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds in November 2016 and will be directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. The UK production is confirmed to open in Toronto, Canada as part of the Mirvish Theatre Season 2016-2017.
STRICTLY BALLROOM THE MUSICAL is the inspiring story of a championship ballroom dancer who defies all the rules to follow his heart. Featuring songs from the hit 1992 film including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time, as well as new songs from internationally acclaimed artists and composers such as Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect. This uplifting and courageous tale originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann created as a student at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney back in 1984.
The film version of Strictly Ballroom went on to win awards at the Cannes Film Festival, the AFI’s and the Bafta’s and was nominated for a Golden Globe® award before dancing into the hearts of audiences all over the world.