Following two critically acclaimed tours and a West End run, Footloose is back and better than ever with the incredible Jake Quickenden (Dancing on Ice Winner, Hollyoaks, Dreamboys, Hair, Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure) as loveable cowboy Willard and the legendary Darren Day (TV personality and star of numerous West End and National tours including Mame, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Grease and Summer Holiday).
City boy Ren thinks life is bad enough when he’s forced to move to a rural backwater in America. But his world comes to a standstill when he arrives at Bomont to find dancing and rock music are banned. Taking matters into his own hands, soon Ren has all hell breaking loose and the whole town on its feet.
Based on the 1980s screen sensation which took the world by storm, Footloose sizzles with spirit, fun and the best in UK musical talent. With cutting edge modern choreography, you’ll enjoy classic 80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear It For The Boy and of course the unforgettable title track Footloose.
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Jake hails from Scunthorpe. Music and Sport have always been his life. He played for Scunthorpe under 16’s until a broken leg put paid to those plans for a while. By that time, Jake had started writing his own songs, and the music was edging to the forefront.
Summer 2015 saw Jake release his first EP titled ‘I Want You’, followed by his own UK live tour, alongside his ever growing TV commitments.
Jake released new music from his six track EP, ‘New Chapter‘ early summer 2016 and included two terrific dance remixes. This EP he toured in the UK at the end of the year.
Time in the recording studio followed with him writing new songs, and June 2017 saw the release of ‘Ineffable’ followed with ‘Black Mirror’ released September.
Acting has continued to be a major interest for Jake and to that end, he was treading the boards in December 2017, appearing alongside Jennifer Ellison, starring in the musical, produced by Selladoor, Peter Pan a Musical Adventure, at Blackpool Opera House.
Jake won ITV’s very popular series Dancing On Ice 2018. This was followed by a Superb Nationwide Dancing On Ice Tour, and many TV presenting slots on ITV Lorraine. At the end of the year he played a Handsome Prince in the stage production Cinderella.
In 2019 Jake won the starring role as Berger in the Selladoor produced, seven month nationwide touring stage musical, Hair.
The end of the year found Jake performing as Danon in another super theatre production of Beauty and the Beast which was staged during December 2019.
In November and December 2020 Jake was pleased to be asked to perform in a Covid safe production at Liverpool’s M & S Arena.
From end December 2021 Jake performs in Beauty and The Beast, through to January 2022. This leads on to rehearsals for the amazing tour of FootLoose produced and directed by Selladoor, taking him on to the live shows from February to the end of July 2022.
Rev. Shaw Moore
Darren’s first starring theatre role was as Joseph in Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in the West End at the London Palladium on tour internationally. His West End career also includes Don in Summer Holiday, Tony in Copacabana and Danny in Grease.
On tour, he has played Alfie in Alfie; Billy Bigelow in Carousel; Pip in Great Expectations; Jesus in Godspell; FranknFurter in The Rocky Horror Show; Cornelius Hackle in Hello Dolly and Khashoggi in the Queen Musical We Will Rock You.
He toured nationally in the acclaimed Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show and played American author Paul Sheldon in an international production of Stephen King’s Misery, which was nominated for a Time Out theatre award. He was then nominated for a Best Actor award for his role as Gideon in the acclaimed London production of The Last Session. Most recent roles include Beauregard in Mame, Smee in Qdos’ Peter Pan, Tick/Mitzi in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Bob in Rita Sue and Bob Too, and Melbourne Bumblescratch in the preview of the new musical Bumblescratch at the Adelphi Theatre.
Darren has numerous television presenting appearances, including several years on series such as Just Kidding; Don’t Try This at Home; Clockwise; Teen Win Lose or Draw and You Bet! He twice presented The Children’s Royal Variety Performance. Darren is also known for the vocal impersonations that form part of his solo show, Darren Day in Concert, which toured the UK and internationally throughout 2017.
Darren is also an established recording artist, and has made guest appearances as a singer on a wide range of television shows, including The Royal Variety Performance. He released the album Summer Holiday and the single Young Girl, which reached the top 20 – both produced by Simon Cowell. His cast albums include Godspell, Great Expectations and The Last Session. In 2010, he recorded the Queen hit, Only the Good Die Young in aid of The Soldiers Charity. He recently released an album of his favourite musical theatre songs, This is the Moment.
In television, Darren has played a wide variety of roles. In 2017, he joined the cast of the Sky TV comedy drama Stella as wayward brother-in-law Will Morgan. Prior to that, he played Hollyoaks bad-lad Danny Houston. Other television roles include Michael Evans in Holby; Graham Watts in Crime Stories; David Wilde in Doctors; Jeff Slade in The Bill; Jonathan Adams in Mile High; Arthur in Harry Hill’s satire Extreme Soap and Inman in one of French and Saunders Darren was a finalist in the 2016 series of Celebrity Big Brother.
Recent feature films include: White Island, Name of the Game, Rudy and Demon Eye as well as The Krays – Dead Man Walking.
Training: Josh trained in Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting.
Professional Credits: Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican Theatre); Orsino in Twelfth Night (U.K. Tour); Rehearsal Swing (Joker/Hardman) in Choir of Man (Norwegian Cruise Line).
Credits while training: Claude Bukowski in HAIR; Pouncival in Cats (Yvonne Arnaud Theatre); Neville Craven in The Secret Garden.
Training: Lucy graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2021 and is absolutely delighted to be making her professional debut in Footloose.
Credits while training include: Mari Lwyd/Angel of Death & Dance Captain in London, Gloria in Return to the Forbidden Planet, Dickie/Emily & Musical Director in Tipping the Velvet.
Lucy would like to thank her family & friends for their constant love and support after the most challenging two years.
Vi Moore / Principal Clark
Training: Rose Bruford College.
Theatre: The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ (Ambassadors Theatre); Donna in Mamma Mia! (Royal Caribbean); Mrs Nordstrom in A Little Night Music (Frinton Summer Theatre); Yvette in Mother Courage and her Children (Harlow Playhouse); 1st cover Donna in Mamma Mia! (International tour); Blue Fairy in The Adventures of Pinocchio (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough); Jenny’s Mum in Love Story (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); Mrs Hudson in A Study in Scarlet (Southwark Playhouse); Charlotte Lucas in Pride and Prejudice (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Mary Lou Sokoloff in Buddy (No.1 UK tour); Craig Revel Horwood’s Chess (Toronto); The Gondoliers (Apollo Theatre); Dinah in The Ugly Duckling (Sheffield Crucible & Nottingham Playhouse); Madeline in Piaf (Watermill Theatre); Fairy Godmother in Cinderella (Key Theatre Peterborough); Mrs Darling in Peter Pan (Buxton Opera House); Karen/Magaret & cover Eva in Over the Rainbow (UK tour, Ireland & Holland); Narrator in Just So Stories (UK tour); Tory Harrington-Smythe in Gills around the Green (UK tour); 1916 the Musical (West End Live).
Ethal McCormack / Betty / Coach
Training: Geri Trained at East 15 Acting School.
Theatre Includes: Ursula in Much ado about Nothing (Dubai Opera House); Mrs Cratchett in A Christmas Carol (Antic Disposition); Smitty in How to Succeed without Really Trying (Wilton’s Music Hall); Mrs Fezziwig in A Christmas Carol the Musical (Brewhouse Theatre); Performer in Effigies of Wickedness (English National Opera/Gate Theatre); Mabel Taliafero in Luna Park (Tristan Bates Theatre); Aveline/Rosamund in Stoat Hall (Eastern Angles Theatre, Tour); Miss Lynch in Grease the Musical (Scandinavian Tour); Mrs Clipstone in Danny the Champion of the World (UK Tour); Polga in Cinderella and the Glass Slipper (Hertford Theatre); Toad in Wind in the Willows (UK tour); Narrator/Little John in Robin Hood (UK tour).
TV and Film Includes: Sarah in Emma’s Dead (ED Productions), Nancy in The Voice (Divertizma Productions); The Mistress in Pescatore’s Dog (Fold Up Productions), Emma in Swinging Radio England (Greene HD Productions), Jillian in The Bill (ITV).
Cabaret Includes: Bebe and Luna Present… The Cabaret Farce! (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
Training: Laine Theatre Arts and graduated in 2016.
Tom is really looking forward to once again combining his love of musical theatre and playing instruments in this production of Footloose having recently completed an epic run in Fame the Musical, UK & International Tour, West End & Troubadour Theatre, as ‘Ensemble/Cover Schlomo, Nick, Goody, Mr Myers & Mr Scheinkopf.
Other credits include: Ensemble/Cover Captain Shultz in Miss Saigon (UK and Ireland tour), Ensemble in Anyone Can Whistle (Union Theatre, Southwark), Ensemble/Cover Ugly Stepsister in Cinderella (White Rock Theatre, Hastings).
He was also recently featured in “Until We Meet Again“, a music video for composer and cellist Martin Tillman.
Tom also enjoys writing acapella mash ups of musical theatre songs & has recently recorded a medley of the works of Pasek and Paul.
Training: Oonagh graduated from ArtsEd in 2021.
Credits: Cinderella at Richmond Theatre, London; Dancer in NBC’s The Holiday; Jackie in Hay Fever (workshop) directed by Matthew White; Hortensia in Matilda the Musical directed by Matthew Warchus.
Credits whilst training include: Sarah’s Friend in Ragtime directed by Stephen Whitson, Ensemble in The Wedding Singer directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, Jenny in Company directed by Josh Seymour.
Training: Samantha, originally from Bolton, trained at The Urdang Academy and graduated in 2017.
Theatre credits include: Off-West End Award nominated for Titty in Brass (Union Theatre); Dance Captain in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Bolton Albert Halls); Sofia & u/s Amalia in Carmen (Union Theatre).
Theatre whilst training: Babe Williams in The Pajama Game and Jane Eyre in Jane Eyre.
Recordings: Backing Vocalist for Eurovision Song Contest (BBC).
Samantha would like to thank her parents, Heather and Richard, and also James for their constant love and support.
Training: Jess trained at the Guildford School of Acting, following graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a Degree in Psychology.
Previous credits include: Susie in Keep the Home Fires Burning (UK Tour); Swing, 1st Cover Kat & Others in Son of a Preacher Man (UK tour); Violet Kray in Mrs Reggie Kray (Waterloo East); Cathy in The Last Five Years (TwoSquared Productions); Drowsy Chaperone in The Drowsy Chaperone (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Featured Soloist in Here for You – Jonathan Reid Gealt in Concert (Iliad Debuts); Ensemble in The Childline Charity Ball (Cameron Mackintosh Limited) and Pandora in Pandora (Workshop).
Jess is delighted to be joining the cast of Footloose and would like to thank her family and friends for their constant love and support.
Jeter / Cowboy Bob
Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Theatre credits include: Prince Florizel in Red Riding Hood (Leeds City Varieties); Band/1st cover Billy Kostecki in Dirty Dancing (UK tour); Lemons/Band Swing in Little Red Riding Hood (Liverpool Everyman); Alf in Brass (NYMT/Hackney Empire/Leeds City Varieties Music Hall); Arthur in Pendragon (NYMT and Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Shark in West Side Story (NYMT and Victoria Warehouse, Manchester); Chorus/Inquisitor in Candide (Cadogan Hall); Arthur in Dracula, Al Deluca in A Chorus Line, Zak/Jacques in I’m Afraid of Amerikans, Mercutio in Romeo and Juliet, Charlie in Merrily We Roll Along, Ensemble in Grand Hotel (RCSSD).
Other credits include: Original cast recording of Brass (NYMT); original cast recording of Em (RCSSD).
Training: Arts Educational Schools London.
Theatre credits include: Rob in Sleepless The Musical (Wembley Park Theatre, London), Ensemble / Cover Tom & Nick in Big The Musical (Dominion Theatre, West End); Standby Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet (NCL / International Tour); Captain Tempest in Return To The Forbidden Planet (Upstairs At The Gatehouse); Buddy Holly in The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour); Charlie / Cover Store Manager in Elf The Musical, (Dominion Theatre, West End; Lowry Theatre, Manchester).
Wes / Male Onstage Swing
Training: Ben trained at the Guildford School of Acting.
Credits include: Prince/Audience Plant in Sleeping Beauty (Corn Exchange, Newbury), Ensemble in Chiswick & Wight At The Musicals (Chiswick/Wight Proms, Amick Productions), Support Act in Ramin Karimloo: From Now On (UK Tour), Musical Director/Keys for The Tempest (South Hill Park Arts Centre).
Credits whilst training include: Gilbert Chilvers in Betty Blue Eyes, King Henry in Anne Boleyn, Man 1 in Edges.
Workshops include: Nick/Harvey in Obella: a new musical (Amies & Clements), John Milton in The Devil’s Advocate (Richard John & Julian Woolford).
Ben is also one half of musical theatre writing partnership, Barrow & Ireland, who are currently in the process of developing a new musical, ‘With, Without’.
Lulu / Female Onstage Swing
Training: Anna trained at Drama Studio London. She is a skilled actor-musician and ex-member of chamber-pop band The Irrepressibles.
Theatre credits include: Dick Whittington (Rock’n’Roll Panto/Theatr Clwyd), Last Resort (UK Tour/2Magpies), Waiting For God (UK Tour/Seabright Productions), Henceforward (UK Tour/Stephen Joseph Theatre); Much Ado About Nothing/Macbeth (UK Tour/Oddsocks Productions); Three Men In A Boat (UK Tour/The Original Theatre Company); The Storm Officer (UK Tour/Matt Black & Lakeside Arts); The Comedy of Errors (UK Tour/Oddsocks Productions); The Odyssey (Derby Theatre); Fertility Objects (Rondo Theatre Bath); A Christmas Carol (Trafalgar Studios London); Scatter Like Ash (Camden People’s Theatre); Twelfth Night (Roughhouse Theatre); Alice’s Adventures in the New World (Fluff Productions); When the Lights Went Out (Stroud Theatre Company); White Lights (Theatre West).
Training: Lucy trained at the Guildford School of Acting, graduating in 2019.
Since graduating, Lucy has taken part in several small scale short films and a new piece of writing at the Clapham Fringe Festival.
Credits whilst training include: Mrs Roach in Betty Blue Eyes, Lady Rochford in Anne Boleyn, Woman 2 in Edges.
Workshops include: Isobella in Obella: A New Musical (Amies & Clements), Ensemble in The Devil’s Advocate (Richard John & Julian Woolford) & Gertie in The Bachelor Girls (Wigmore & Green).
Lucy is also one half of musical theatre writing partnership, Barrow & Ireland – who are currently developing a new musical, ‘With, Without’.
Lucy is absolutely ecstatic to be making her professional debut in Footloose & would like to thank her friends and family for the continual support.
Training: Daniel studied Musical Theatre at Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts in London.
Recent credits include: Prince Charming in Cinderella (Rhondda Cynon Taff Theatre); Lloyd in Eye of the Storm (Welsh Tour and Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, Hong Kong); 1st Cover Frederic in The All Male Pirates of Penzance (Wilton’s Music Hall); Everybody Else in Word Gets Around (Rhondda Cynon Taff Theatre); 1st Cover Strephon and 1st Cover Phyllis in The All Male Iolanthe (UK Tour); Alan in One Man Two Guvnors (Welsh Tour); 1st Cover Yum Yum in The All Male Mikado (UK Tour); Peter Pan in Peter Pan (Middle Eastern International Tour); Abel/Ham in Children of Eden (The Union Theatre London); Doody in Grease (Scandinavian Tour) and Tussie in Princess Phyllida’s Fortnight (Tristan Bates Theatre London).
Daniel is also a regular member of Frankie’s Guys – A Celebration of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and Jukebox Rogues, both of which tour internationally.
Rev. Shaw Moore (Zurich Only)
Theatre credits include: The King & I (UK Tour), Misery (UK Tour), Jersey Boys Original UK Cast (Prince Edward Theatre), Romeo & Juliet (Birmingham Rep), The Merchant of Venice (Union Theatre), Of Mice and Men (Savoy Theatre), Down the Road (Two Colour Theatre), Golden Boy (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Grease (The Cambridge Theatre), The Marriage (Shaw Theatre), Three Sisters (Moscow Arts Theatre), The Barber of Seville (Opera Piccola), The Wax King (Man in the Moon Theatre), Murder in the Cathedral (National Youth Theatre).
Television: Ordinary Lies (BBC), Camp X (CBC), Casualty (BBC), Shicksale (Constantin Entertainment), Hanrahan Investigates (Channel 5), Blood in the Water (Discovery channel), House of Saddam (BBC), Ocean of Fear (Discovery Channel), The Fireboy (Channel 4).
Film credits include: Spectral, Crossroad, Dark Shadows, The Dark Knight, Red Tails, 28 Weeks Later, The Real American – Joe McCarthy, Two Brothers.
Philip also teaches and is a proponent of, The Science of Acting™.
Willard (Zurich Only)
Luke Friend is a 25 year old singer/songwriter and performer.
In 2013 he placed third on the UK’s ITV show X Factor and went on to work with RCA and BMG records, releasing chart topping music with them over the years. His first UK single ‘Hole in my Heart’ reached number 27 in the UK Top 40 charts. Luke also supported The Vamps on several arena tours around the U.K.
His most recent works include writing two soundtracks with his band project ‘yellowbelly’ for Cowhouse Films founded by Alexander Vlahos (Watchtower, I Am One). Previous to this, Luke’s own song of ‘Take on the World’ featured as the title track of a 20th Century Fox German film Antonio, ihm schmeckt’s nicht.
Recent theatre credits include: Will in Summer Survival (original cast recording and workshop), Luke in Game Theory (original cast recording and workshop), Prince Charming (Princess Theatre Torquay 2016 – 2019), Genie (Princess Theatre Torquay) and most predominantly St. Jimmy in the UK and NZ 10th Anniversary Tour of American Idiot directed by Racky Plews.
Luke is absolutely thrilled to be working alongside Racky and Selladoor once again in their newest production of Footloose portraying the role of Willard.