Footloose in Launceston

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While most people think winter is the perfect time to hibernate, it is also one of the best times of year to see a number of plays.

Along with all the usual suspects that are based on well-known books and older works, you can also find a new crop of films that have been adapted for the stage such as Footloose.

Named after the 1984 film of the same name, Footloose tells the story of rogue teen who leaves the big-smoke and finds himself in a town that has banned dancing due to a tragic car accident involving five local teens.

And while this move is initially something of a struggle for him, it quickly becomes apparent that many of the locals are more accepting that he originally thought.

At the centre of this play is a romance between two young people – one of whom is the Reverend's daughter – who need to overcome the obstacles thrown at them by family and society, as well as learn how to navigate the many moral dilemmas that will face them as adults.

It is also a chance for those in the audience to reflect on the different values that inform our own judgement, as well as see the world from a different point of view.

Launceston College's 2004 production of Footloose was set in 1984. However, this latest version will take place in today's society.

Footloose will be showing from June 27 through to June 30 at the Princess Theatre, Launceston, Tasmania.

Tickets for adults will cost $28, however, children and concession prices are both $18 (this includes children from ages 2 and above).

You can buy advance tickets via phone on 03 6323 3666 or look at the college's website for further information, as well as updates on performance times.

Show Logo - Footloose

Clip of last year’s production ‘Back to The Eighties’ and a Footloose number: -

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