911 and The Big Reunion star Lee Brennan makes his musical theatre début when he joins the cast of Footloose: The Musical, playing the role of Willard from April 19.
Brennan was one third of multi-million selling pop group 911 which had a string of hits in the 1990s selling over 10 million records around the world and touring the UK four times.
The singer returned to the band in 2013 when they reformed for ITV’s smash hit series The Big Reunion.
Lee said: “I am unbelievably excited about joining the amazing cast of Footloose! It has always been a dream of mine to perform in a musical and I cannot wait to get started in my role as Willard. I loved the film and have seen the current stage version and it blew me away!”
Gareth Gates is currently playing the role until 16 April and will return to the show from June 20.
Based on the 1984 screen sensation starring Kevin Bacon, Footloose: The Musical tells the story of city boy Ren, who has to move to a rural backwater in America where dancing is banned.
All hell breaks out as Ren breaks loose and soon has the whole town up on its feet. the show, which is currently touring, features classic ’80s hits including Holding Out for a Hero, Almost Paradise, Let’s Hear it for the Boy as well as the now iconic title track.
The cast also features Luke Baker, Maureen Nolan, Hannah Price, Nigel Lister, Nicky Swift, Joanna Sawyer, Matthew Tomlinson, Natasha Brown, Miracle Chance, Thomas Cotran, and Scott Haining.
The cast also includes Lauren Storer, Natalie Morton-Graham, Luke Thornton and Alex Marshall.
Remaining 2016 UK Tour Dates
March 21-26, CARLISLE Sands Theatre March 28-April 2, PORTSMOUTH King’s Theatre April 12-16, BOURNEMOUTH Pavilion Theatre April 19-23, OXFORD New Theatre April 25-30, WESTON-SUPER-MARE Playhouse May 2-7, WIMBLEDON New Theatre May 9-14, LIVERPOOL Empire May 23-28, BELFAST Opera House May 31-June 4, DERRY Millennium Forum June 6-11, TORQUAY Princess Theatre June 13-18, GLASGOW King’s Theatre June 20-25, ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre June 27-July 2, BRADFORD Alhambra Theatre July 4-9, BIRMINGHAM Alexandra Theatre July 12-16, NEWCASTLE Opera House July 18-23, WOKING New Victoria Theatre July 25-30, BRIGHTON Theatre Royal August 1-6, BRISTOL Hippodrome August 15-27, ABERYSTWYTH Arts Centre September 19-24, BLACKPOOL Opera House October 3-8, IPSWICH Regent Theatre.