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 first hit our screens in The X Factor in 2012 and again in 2014 where he went through to the live shows followed by appearances on Chart Show TV, ITV’s Kellys Heroes, as a regular panelist on Big Brothers Bit On The Side and as a contestant on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Following his win of the 2018 season of Dancing on Ice Jake has most recently been seen in hit TV show Hollyoaks. Jake is no stranger to the stage having performed in the title role of Peter Pan at Blackpool Opera House; also touring with the Dreamboys and appearing in Pantomime. He most recently starred in the acclaimed 50th anniversary production of Hair the Musical.
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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.