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Flashdance musical comes to Bromley

PUBLISHED: 07:00 13 August 2018

Joanne will be performing as Alex Owens. Picture: Brian Hartley

Joanne will be performing as Alex Owens. Picture: Brian Hartley

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The inspiring story of Flashdance is coming to the stage in Bromley this week, until August 18.

The inspiring story of Flashdance is coming to the stage in Bromley this week. Picture: Brian HartleyThe inspiring story of Flashdance is coming to the stage in Bromley this week. Picture: Brian Hartley

Starring Strictly Come Dancing champion Joanne Clifton and A1 heart-throb and singer-songwriter Ben Adams, the musical tells the unforgettable story of Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.

When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film, Flashdance is a musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds.

Prepare to be blown away with an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score, including the smash hits Maniac, Gloria, I Love Rock and Roll and the award-winning title track Flashdance - What a Feeling.

The musical tells the story of Alex, a welder by day and �flashdancer� by night. Picture: Brian HartleyThe musical tells the story of Alex, a welder by day and �flashdancer� by night. Picture: Brian Hartley

Joanne will be performing as Alex Owens, and described the role as “a dream.”

“Being from a dancing family, it’s a film we’ve always watched and it has so many iconic moments that I get to live night after night.

“Also, adding a lot of singing and acting with the dancing is something I’ve always wanted to do.”

When asked what she likes most about playing Alex, Joanne said: “She’s different to any other role I’ve done.

“She’s determined, feisty and serious - I only have those first two qualities in real life.

“I’m not serious at all so it’s fun and challenging to play her.”

The show is made up of a number of iconic songs, and Joanne said her favourite has become popular with the public.

“The love ballad Here and Now,” she said, when asked about her favourite.

“I love singing it with Ben Adams and we liked it so much that we recorded it and it went straight to number one in the iTunes Charts!

“It’s on Spotify and gone big in America now.”

When getting into character, Joanne said the costume helps: “As soon as that boiler suit goes on I feel like Alex Owens - the tomboy anyway.

“I sing a couple of lines from the first song and I’m ready to go!”

When asked what audiences can expect from the show, Joanne said: “A really good night out. It’s a huge spectacle of energy, loads of dancing, iconic moments and all your favourite 80s songs.”

Joanne is also looking forward to coming to Bromley.

“I cannot wait,” she said.

“I’ve performed there before with my last show and I love it!

“Plus we have some new cast so it’ll be very exciting.”

The show will be at Bromley from August 15 - 18. Tickets can be bought at https://churchilltheatre.co.uk/Online/tickets-flashdance-bromley-2018.

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