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 (Palladium/International Tour). His West End career also includes Summer Holiday, Copacabana and Grease.
Theatre Includes: Alfie; Carousel; Great Expectations; Godspell; The Rocky Horror Show; Hello Dolly and We Will Rock You; Brother Love’s Travelling Salvation Show, Stephen King’s Misery, 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.
Television includes: Stella (Sky); Hollyoaks (C4); Holby (BBC); Crime Stories (ITV); Doctors (BBC1); The Bill (IT); Mile High (Sky); Harry Hill’s Extreme Soap (BBC); French and Saunders (BBC). Darren was a finalist in the 2016 series of Celebrity Big Brother.
Film includes: White Island; Name of the Game, Rudy and Demon Eye; The Krays – Dead Man Walking.
Other credits: 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.
Theatre Includes: Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air); Jesus Christ Superstar (Barbican); Twelfth Night (U.K. Tour); Choir of Man (Norwegian Cruise Line).
Credits while training: HAIR; Cats; The Secret Garden (Guilford School of Acting).
Training: Musical Theatre at the Guildford School of Acting.
Credits while training: London; Return to the Forbidden Planet; Tipping the Velvet (Mountview).
Training: Lucy graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2021.
Lucy is absolutely delighted to be making her professional debut in Footloose and would like to thank her family & friends for their constant love and support.
Vi Moore / Principal Clark
Theatre includes: Love Letters (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch); The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 ¾ (Ambassadors Theatre); Mamma Mia! (Royal Caribbean); A Little Night Music (Frinton Summer Theatre); Mother Courage and her Children (Harlow Playhouse); Mamma Mia! (International tour); The Adventures of Pinocchio (Castle Theatre, Wellingborough); Love Story (Octagon Theatre, Bolton); A Study in Scarlet (Southwark Playhouse); Pride and Prejudice (Lyric Theatre, Belfast); Buddy (No.1 UK tour); Craig Revel Horwood’s Chess (Toronto); The Gondoliers (Apollo Theatre); The Ugly Duckling (Sheffield Crucible & Nottingham Playhouse); Piaf (Watermill Theatre); Cinderella (Key Theatre Peterborough); Peter Pan (Buxton Opera House); Over the Rainbow (UK tour, Ireland & Holland); Just So Stories (UK tour); Gills around the Green (UK tour); 1916 the Musical (West End Live).
Training: Rose Bruford College.
Ethel McCormack / Betty / Coach
Theatre Includes: Cinderella (Hall For Cornwall, Truro), The Crucible, The Blonde Bombshells of 1943, North and South and Summer Holiday (Pitlochary Festival Theatre), Ballad of Rudy (Tour), Singin’ In The Rain (UK Tour), Alice in the Walled Garden (London), The Ballad of Rudy (Chelsea Theatre, London), Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Chorus of Disapproval, Hello Dolly (Pitlochry Festival Theatre), The Wind in The Willows (The Brewhouse, Taunton), Dick Whittington (Gatehouse, Stafford), Buddy vs The Killer (Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton), The Young Ones (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Anthems (Royal Albert Hall), Jack and the Beanstalk (Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey), The Mysterie of Maria Marten (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch), Dreamboats & Petticoats (Savoy & Playhouse Theatres, West End & UK Tour), Buddy – The Buddy Holly Story (Duchess Theatre, West End & UK Tour), Chess (Royal Albert Hall), Return to the Forbidden Planet (Basingstoke Haymarket & UK Tour).
Other credits include: Drummer in Ladbrokes (Commercial), A rehearsed reading of Winterset (Theatre Royal, Haymarket), Middle Child for W@RN Theatre Company touring a show about domestic violence (Regional Tour). Wendy is also an original member of the allgirl rock and roll band The Daisy Chains, playing various instruments at numerous events around the UK.
Training: Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama on the Actor Musician course, graduating in 2005.
Tom is really looking forward to once again combining his love of musical theatre and playing instruments in this production of Footloose.
Theatre includes; Fame the Musical (UK & International Tour, West End & Troubadour); Miss Saigon (UK and Ireland tour); Anyone Can Whistle (Union Theatre); Cinderella (White Rock Theatre).
Other credits include: Until We Meet Again, a music video for composer and cellist Martin Tillman.
Training: Laine Theatre Arts and graduated in 2016.
Tom also enjoys writing acapella mash ups of musical theatre songs & has recently recorded a medley of the works of Pasek and Paul.
Theatre Includes: Cinderella (Richmond); The Holiday (NBC);; Matilda the Musical.
Workshops include: Hay Fever (Matthew White).
Credits while training: Ragtime; The Wedding Singer; Company.
Training: Oonagh graduated from ArtsEd in 2021.
Theatre includes: 2020 the Musical (Tour); Brass (Union Theatre); Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (Bolton Albert Halls); Carmen (Union Theatre).
Credits while training: The Pajama Game; Jane Eyre.
Training: Samantha trained at The Urdang Academy and Pendleton College.
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. their constant love and support.
Theatre includes: Keep the Home Fires Burning (UK Tour); Son of a Preacher Man (UK tour); Mrs Reggie Kray (Waterloo East); The Last Five Years (TwoSquared Productions); The Drowsy Chaperone (Edinburgh Festival Fringe); Here for You – Jonathan Reid Gealt in Concert (Iliad Debuts); The Childline Charity Ball (Cameron Mackintosh Limited).
Workshops include: Pandora.
Training: Jess trained at the Guildford School of Acting.
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
Theatre Includes: Red Riding Hood (Leeds City Varieties); Dirty Dancing (UK tour); Little Red Riding Hood (Liverpool Everyman); Brass (NYMT/Hackney Empire/Leeds City Varieties Music Hall); Pendragon (NYMT and Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); West Side Story (NYMT and Victoria Warehouse, Manchester); Candide (Cadogan Hall); Dracula; A Chorus Line; I’m Afraid of Amerikans; Romeo and Juliet; Merrily We Roll Along; Grand Hotel (RCSSD).
Other credits include: Original cast recording of Brass (NYMT); original cast recording of Em (RCSSD).
Training: Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Theatre Includes: Sleepless in Seattle (Wembley Park Theatre, London); Big The Musical (Dominion Theatre, West End); Million Dollar Quartet (NCL / International Tour); Return To The Forbidden Planet (Upstairs At The Gatehouse); The Buddy Holly Story (UK Tour); Elf The Musical, (Dominion Theatre, West End; Lowry Theatre, Manchester).
Training: Arts Educational Schools London.
Alex is very excited to be tearing up this and many other towns during the run.
Wes / Male Onstage Swing
Theatre includes: Aladdin (Corn Exchange, Newbury), Untapped (Union) and Sleeping Beauty (Corn Exchange, Newbury), in addition to supporting Ramin Karimloo on his From Now On tour.
Credits as Musical Director include: Rearranged (The Grad Fest), The Tempest (South Hill Park Arts Centre) and a filmed stage production of the musical, Ordinary Days.
Workshops include: Obella and The Devil’s Advocate.
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Ben is also one half of writing partnership, Barrow & Ireland, with fellow cast member, Lucy Ireland. Their new musical, From Here, had its world premiere production at Chiswick Playhouse in July 2021.
Lulu / Female Onstage Swing
Anna is a skilled actor-musician and ex-member of chamber-pop band The Irrepressibles.
Theatre includes: 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: Drama Studio, London.
Theatre includes: From Here (Chiswick Playhouse) and The Gravy Bunch (Bread & Roses Theatre).
Credits whilst training include: Anne Boleyn, Betty Blue Eyes and Our Town.
Workshops include: Obella, The Bachelor Girls and The Devil’s Advocate.
Training: Guildford School of Acting.
Lucy is also one half of writing partnership, Barrow & Ireland, with fellow cast member, Ben Barrow. Their new musical, From Here, had its world premiere production at Chiswick Playhouse in July 2021.
Theatre includes: The All Male Pirates of Penzance (The Palace Theatre, West End and Wilton’s Music Hall); Cinderella (Rhondda Cynon Taff Theatre); Eye of the Storm (Welsh Tour and Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts, Hong Kong); Word Gets Around (Rhondda Cynon Taff Theatre); The All Male Iolanthe (UK Tour); One Man Two Guvnors (Welsh Tour); The All Male Mikado (UK Tour); Peter Pan (Middle Eastern International Tour); Children of Eden (The Union Theatre London); Grease (Scandinavian Tour) and 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.
Training: Mountview Academy Of Theatre Arts.
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.
(Currently on maternity leave)
Theatre Includes: Much ado about Nothing (Dubai Opera House); A Christmas Carol (Antic Disposition); How to Succeed without Really Trying (Wilton’s Music Hall); A Christmas Carol the Musical (Brewhouse); Effigies of Wickedness (English National Opera/Gate); Luna Park (Tristan Bates); Stoat Hall (Eastern Angles, Tour); Grease the Musical (Scandinavian Tour); Danny the Champion of the World (UK Tour); Cinderella and the Glass Slipper (Hertford); Wind in the Willows (UK tour); Robin Hood (UK tour).
TV and Film Includes: Emma’s Dead (ED Productions); The Voice (Divertizma Productions); Pescatore’s Dog (Fold Up Productions); Swinging Radio England (Greene HD Productions); Jillian in The Bill (ITV).
Cabaret Includes: Bebe and Luna Present…The Cabaret Farce! (Edinburgh Fringe Festival).
Training: East 15 Acting School.