All-star cast for ballroom musical

Will Young, Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen will lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical when it makes its West End debut in 2018.

Based on Luhrmann’s 1992 classic film Strictly Ballroom, the show will begin performances at the Piccadilly Theatre on March 16, 2018.

Singer and actor Will Young, who made his acclaimed stage debut as the Emcee in the West End production of Cabaret, will play the new role of band leader, Wally Strand.

Jonny Labey will make his West End debut in the leading role of Scott Hastings, the maverick ballroom dancer torn between his passion and his pride. Labey won the ITV show Dance Dance Dance and is perhaps best known for his role as Paul Coker in EastEnders.

Zizi Strallen will play the role of Fran, the fledgling dancer who partners with Scott and catches his eye following his fall from grace. Having shot to stardom as the lead in Mary Poppins, Zizi’s additional West End credits include Follies, Cats, Dirty Dancing, Hairspray and Chicago.