Morecambe Winter Gardens presents Footloose

The cast during rehearsals of Footloose at the Morecambe Winter Gardens.
The cast during rehearsals of Footloose at the Morecambe Winter Gardens.

A father and daughter will take to the stage in Footloose at the Morecambe Winter Gardens this week.

Bethany Isherwood, as Ariel, will start alongside her father Chris Isherwood, who is playing Rev Moore.

Dare 2 Go Theatre hosts the stage version of classic Kevin Bacon film Footloose with shows each night from April 6 to April 9 at 7.30pm plus an additional Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.

The story follows Ren and his mother’s move from Chicago to a small farming town, Ren is preparing for the adjustment to his new high school. What he isn’t prepared for are the local laws - including a ban on dancing - which are the brainchild of a local preacher bent on exercising control over the town’s youths.

When the Reverend’s rebellious daughter sets her heart on Ren, her boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation and many of the locals are eager to believe the worst about the new kid. With its Oscar-nominated hit score - the film soundtrack album has sold more than 15m copies world-wide- the celebrated film musical now bursts explosively on to the stage in Morecambe.

The full cast includes: Ren (Alex McCaragher), Willard (Duncan Ryan), Rusty (Cathy Moorhouse), Urleen (Claire Savage), Wendy Jo (Sophie Jade Butler), Chuck (Alex Morris), Vi (Ceri Hamer), Irene (Anne Blackshaw), Coach (Simon Yaxley), Lulu (Victoria Pope), Wes (Andy Pratt), Eleanor Dunbar (Suzanne Willey) and Bickle (Amy Lawton). Tickets are on sale at the Winter Gardens. Tickets £12 adults/£10 concessions from www.daretogotheatre.com.