KEVIN Clifton’s tour of Strictly Ballroom The Musical I’ve been rescheduled due to the Covid-19 virus and will now begin in autumn 2021.

The show, based on Baz Luhrmann’s cult hit film and directed by Craig Revel Horwood, was due to begin its extensive UK tour this summer.

All of the shows in the touring schedule have been rearranged and tickets for each performance will be exchanged automatically, with details to be released soon.

The show can be seen at Bradford Alhambra on November 22-27 next year, straight after York’s Grand Opera House in November 15-20. The tour will end at Blackpool Grand Opera House on June 27-July 2, 2022.

Kevin Clifton landed the role after several years as one of the most popular professional dancers and the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.

He said: “I’m really delighted that the Strictly Ballroom tour has been rescheduled.  

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s my all-time favourite film and Scott Hastings is my dream role, so I can’t wait to bring this musical to theatres across the UK next year.  In the meantime, please stay safe and keep well everyone.”

Craig Revel Horwood is a judge on Strictly Come Dancing, as well as a renowned director of high-profile stage musicals.

He said: “I’m thrilled that our new production of Strictly Ballroom The Musical has been rescheduled for 2021/2022.  

“The tour may be a year later, but you can still expect those same sexy dance moves, scintillating costumes and a simply FAB-U-LOUS show for all to enjoy, starring the one and only Kevin Clifton!”

Strictly Ballroom The Musical tells the beguiling story of Scott Hastings, a talented, arrogant and rebellious young ballroom dancer.

When Scott’s radical dance moves see him fall out of favour with the Australian Federation, he finds himself dancing with Fran, a beginner with no moves at all.

Inspired by one another, this unlikely pair gather the courage to defy both convention and their families – and discover that, to be winners, the steps don’t need to be strictly ballroom.

Cat a spokesman said: “Featuring a show-stopping book by Baz Luhrmann ampersand Craig Pearce, and bringing together a sublime cast of over 20 world class performers, Strictly Ballroom brings to life iconic songs, including Love is in the Air, Perhaps Perhaps Perhaps and Time After Time with dynamic and joyous verve.

“This tour will also feature some amazing new songs by internationally acclaimed artists including Sia, David Foster and Eddie Perfect.

“The show’s scintillating singing, dazzling dancing and eye-popping costumes will combine together to bring audiences a story of heart, comedy and drama, and promises to be an unforgettable night under the glitter ball.

“Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom The Musical is a fabulous, feel-good evening full of sequins, singing and salsa. This unmissable kaleidoscope of glitz and glamour is a tonic for the soul and will send your heart soaring and toes tapping long after you leave the theatre!”

This uplifting and courageous musical originated as a stage play that Baz Luhrmann devised with a group of classmates at Sydney’s National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1984.

Eight years later he made his screen directorial debut with Strictly Ballroom, the first instalment in Luhrmann’s acclaimed Red Curtain Trilogy.

The vibrant film enjoyed staggering success, winning three awards at the 1993 BAFTA awards and a 1994 Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture, going on to become one of the most successful Australian films of all time, earning more than $80 million at the box office.

In April 2014 Strictly Ballroom The Musical had its world premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre.

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