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The Zodiac brings Flashdance The Musical to North West in 2021

We are all invited to become maniacs on the floor next year when Runcorn-based The Zodiac brings the critically-acclaimed Flashdance The Musical to The Grange Theatre, Hartford, Northwich, in April 2021. 

The Zodiac, an award-winning local musical theatre society with members from across Cheshire, is the first amatuer group to receive the rights to perform Flashdance The Musical in the North West. 

The show is based on the 1983 movie of the same name, which follows the story of steelworker Alex Owens as she auditions to get into the prestigious Shipley Academy to follow her dream of becoming a professional dancer. 

The musical retains many of the best-loved moments from the film such as the songs ‘Maniac’, ‘Manhunt’ and ‘What a feeling’, as well as the famous audition scene and iconic water-drop moment. 

Chairman of The Zodiac, Jude Kenyon, said: “It’s a very exciting time for us as we are the first amateur group in the North West and, at this moment in time, the second in the UK to secure the rights to perform this visually-stunning musical. 

“This means we will be able to put The Zodiac stamp on it. As an award-winning group that celebrated its 50th Anniversary two years ago, we are confident we will put on a show of West End standard.

“Auditions will take place in November and will be advertised on our social channels, but we would advise that interested parties get in touch now via We welcome anyone who wants to take part, whether performing or helping out with the production.” 

The show has previously been performed professionally in the West End and has toured the US and the UK, most recently in 2018.

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