Will Young, Zizi Strallen and Jonny Labey to lead Strictly Ballroom cast

Will Young is to play in the new role of Wally Strand in Strictly Ballroom the Musical
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Will Young is to lead the cast of Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom the Musical in a new role created for the production, alongside Jonny Labey and Zizi Strallen.

Young will play the new role of bandleader Wally Strand, while Strallen will play Fran and Labey will make his West End debut in the role of Scott Hastings.

Based on the film of the same name, Strictly Ballroom the Musical is directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie and produced by Global Creatures. It made its UK premiere at the West Yorkshire Playhouse last year.

It originated in Australia, where the story is set, and is created by Luhrmann and Catherine Martin, with a book by Luhrmann and Craig Pearce.

The cast also includes Michelle Bishop, Ivan De Freitas, Gabriela Garcia, Charlotte Gooch, Richard Grieve, Stephen Matthews, Fernando Mira, Eve Polycarpou, Lauren Stroud and Gary Watson.

The production runs at the Piccadilly Theatre in London from March 16 with booking available until July 21, with press night on March 16.