Exclusive: First look at Joanne Clifton in UK tour of Flashdance
The Strictly Come Dancing star plays Alex Owens in Hannah Chissick's production
The Strictly Come Dancing winner leads the cast of this stage adaptation of the 1983 film. Her other stage credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie, Face The Music and Norma Jeane the Musical.
She will be joined by Ben Adams as Nick Hurley. Adams was the lead singer of pop group a1, and went on to work as a songwriter and producer. He also wrote the musical Eugenius which was performed at the London Palladium last June.
Flashdance is the story of 18 year-old welder Alex who dreams of going to a prestigious dance school. It features the songs "Flashdance... What a Feeling", "Maniac", "Manhunt", "Gloria" and "I Love Rock and Roll".
The musical, which will be produced by Selladoor Productions and Runaway Entertainment, is currently running in Glasgow before touring to Aberystwyth, Southampton , Sunderland, Oxford, Stoke, Wimbledon, Liverpool, Blackpool, Chesterfield, Tunbridge Wells, Aylesbury, York, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Cardiff, Manchester, Woking, Torquay, Bridlington Spa, Derry, Leicester, Bradford, Brighton, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Carlisle, Exeter, Canterbury, Bristol, Milton Keynes and Sheffield.