Flashdance cast overcome Covid to put on Cheshire show

Just after conquering an outbreak of Covid-19 in just their ranks, an award-winning musical theatre group is bringing an 80s basic to Cheshire.

The Zodiac, a Frodsham-dependent team which has been active for a lot more than 50 a long time, is placing on a functionality of ‘Flashdance’.

The demonstrate is based mostly on the 1983 film of the exact same identify, which follows the story of steelworker Alex Owens as she auditions to get into the prestigious Shipley Academy to adhere to her desire of turning out to be a expert dancer.

At first the musical was owing to strike the stage very last November but it experienced to be postponed just after numerous solid and output staff users came down with Covid.

The group will now be carrying out at The Grange Theatre, Hartford, amongst February 2 and February 5.

The Zodiac chairman Vicky Jones explained: “The Flashdance forged is just one of the most resilient teams of people today I have at any time had the privilege to be part of.

“When the forged and creation staff have been floored by Covid, we experienced to deal with our disappointment and get back again up completely ready for ‘take two’ just a pair of months afterwards, and all people has labored their legwarmers off.

“I’m so very pleased of just about every and every one particular of them.”

The team has users unfold throughout Cheshire, Merseyside and Manchester.

Director and choreographer Jessica Martin added: “This exhibit will be a really exceptional expertise as the generation staff have produced it from scratch.

Knutsford Guardian:

“We’ve made a really amazing lighting plot and we use not only the phase but also the ground so the audience will really feel certainly component of the motion.

“With all the concerns we’ve confronted since the choice was created to make this exhibit – lockdowns, ailment, acquiring to have on masks, rehearsing in freezing temperatures with home windows and doorways open to hold our solid secure – it’s an even bigger accomplishment for everyone concerned and as this is my directorial debut.

“I could not be prouder of every solitary solid member. This is likely to be a phenomenal clearly show.”

Tickets are £17 for all ages and performances will start off at 7.30pm with an excess matinee performance on the Saturday at 2pm.

For extra details and to e-book tickets go to www.thezodiac.org.

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