Make your passion happen with York Flashdance show

We took our passion but it is Flashdance - The Musical's star studded cast that make it happen.

Wednesday, 29th November 2017, 7:13 pm
Updated Monday, 11th December 2017, 5:26 pm
Flashdance makes splash in Yorkshire

And what a feeling, well worth experiencing at York Grand Opera House's continued all singing, all dancing shows until Saturday.

Lovers of the Paramount Pictures' celluloid classic (who isn't?) won't want to miss this exhilarating production that, 30-odd years on, brings all the iconic film's best bits to life. And how!

Flashdancing in Yorkshire

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To recap, our inspiring story tells the tale of aspirational teen Alex, welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of attending a prestigious academy and becoming a pro.

When romance complicates her plans (when doesn't it?) she harnesses those distractions and diversions to drive her ambition.

Cue leading lady, choreography queen that is Strictly star Joanne Clifton.

World and European ballroom dance champ, one of few professionals to have won Strictly Come Dancing Glitter and Christmas Special, she fits seamlessly into Ms Owen's pumps.

Flashdancing in Yorkshire

Perfect partner comes in form of former boy band pin-up, now award winning singer songwriter Ben Adams.

Lead singer of a Brit award-winning group that racked up 10 million record sales including two UK number ones, the Celebrity Big Brother finalist's Nick Hurley remains an a1 performance.

Sterling support comes from Colin Kiyani, Rikki Chamberlain, Garry Lee Netley, Carol Ball, Sia Dauda, Hillie Ann Lowe, Simeon Beckett, Rhodri Watkins, Demmileigh Foster, Emily Kenwright, Ameila Rose Fielding, Alex Christian and Matt Concannon

Be swept along by the spectacle's smash hit soundtrack including Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and sensational title track in plotlines that flow like water over the budding hoofer in arguably its most memorable scene.

Produced by award winning Selladoor Productions team behind Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors, the show is not to be missed.

Tickets for 7.30pm performances until Saturday, when 2.30pm matinee also staged, are available via website or phone with transaction charge and fee-free box office noon to 5.30pm or with ATG Theatre card daily.

So, hold onto your dance dreams and let go of your inhibitions to become immersed in this life affirming timeless escapism.