Preview: Footloose at the Annex Theatre


The University of Southampton’s Showstoppers society will be performing their take on the award-winning Broadway production of the 1984 film, Footloose.

The original film starred the likes of Kevin Bacon, Sarah-Jessica Parker and John Lithgow. It followed Ren McCormack (Bacon) as he moved from the city to a small town named Beaumont, where rock music and dancing have been banned by Rev. Shaw Moore (Lithgow). Ren is unable to adjust however, and ends up letting his rebellious ways disturb the populace.

Showstoppers are entrusting their new members with the task of bringing the story to life in the Annex Theatre. Freshers James Cook and Annabelle Williams will be taking the leads as Ren and Ariel respectively, whilst more experienced Showstoppers, such as Harry Burnet, Ben Willcocks and Kenni Alli, are on hand in a directing, producing and choreography capacity.

It will be interesting to see what kind of talent the society has been able to bring in this year, and what better way to do it than by performing a well-loved production that contains numerous familiar hits, such as ‘Let’s Hear It For The Boy’ and of course, Kenny Loggins’ title-track, ‘Footloose’.

Footloose will be performed at the Annex Theatre from the 2nd-5th December. Tickets are priced at £7 for students and £10 for adults via this link.


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