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CAIN gets Footloose

Wednesday 19 January 2011

CAIN is delighted to announce it has secured investment for the UK tour production of 80’s classic hit movie, Footloose. Based on a true story, Footloose talks about a community crisis in 1979. When outsider city boy, Ren, arrives in small town Bomont, he leads college seniors to plan a prom, bringing dance back to the heart of a town held back by a tragic memory, banning dancing within city limits. Footloose tells the stories of the seniors finding themselves going head to head with City Council members, proclaiming ‘dancing is a tool of the devil.’ This tempest that rocked the community was set to bring a storm of controversy and roll to the rest of America too, when the 1984 smash hit movie, Footloose, based on their story, set the nation dancing…. Max Milner starring as Ren McCormack leads the cast for this musical remake. Max theatre credits include: Troy Bolton in High School Musical (Asian Tour); Robin Hood (New Theatre, Cardiff); Raindogs (Trafalgar Studios) and The King and I (London Palladium). Other cast members include, Carys Gray, Steven Pinder, Karen Ascoe, Lorna Want and Jodie Jacobs. CAIN founder and Managing Director, Nicki Hattingh, commented: “We are delighted to have secured investors for Footloose The Musical. It is such a revolutionary and pioneering story, with such wonderful iconic music. It has been a pleasure to work with Tristan Baker Productions and we hope this will be the beginning of a relationship to secure many more future successful investments.” Tristan Baker, Footloose The Musical producer, said: “It was a pleasure to work with CAIN on this project. It was a quick and easy process, and we look forward to working with them and their investors on many future theatrical productions.” Footloose The Musical starts its 2011 tour this weekend in Newcastle at the Theatre Royal. For more information and to check if Footloose is coming to a theatre near you, visit the official website, www.footloosethemusical.co.uk. The tour will run until the start of the summer.

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