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Strictly's Jo Clifton bringing new show to Aylesbury

She's left Strictly to appear in Flashdance and is coming to the Waterside Theatre in November.

Published at 2:42pm 20th July 2017. (Updated at 9:27am 21st July 2017) 2-minute read.


Strictly Come Dancing champion Jo Clifton is leaving the show to carry on her musical theatre career.

She's been announced as the star of Flashdance – The Musical  which is coming to Aylesbury in November.

It's also going to star singer-songwriter Ben Adams, who used to be in the pop band A1

Joanne made her musical theatre debut in the role of Streetwalker in the UK premiere of the Irving Berlin musical Face The Music. She followed this up with a turn as Marilyn Monroe in the Norma Jeane Musical and then trod the boards as Millie Dillmount in the No. 1 UK Tour of Thoroughly Modern Millie which also came to the Waterside Theatre.


She is now excited to take on her latest starring role as Alex Owens in the UK Tour of Flashdance.

Joanne says,

“This is just another dream come true! I think everyone in the world whether dancer or non-dancer, as soon as they hear 'What a Feeling', remember that iconic scene at the end of the film and I'm so incredibly lucky that I get to do that every night in a UK tour along with fabulous numbers like "She's a Maniac." I'm over the moon! It's another amazing opportunity in my musical theatre career and I can once again sing and act alongside dancing! I just hope the water's not too cold when it falls on me!’

When Jo was at the Waterside Theatre touring  with Thouroughly Modern Millie she told our sister radio station Encore Radio her Favourite 5 songs from musicals:

For the full article head over to our sister station Encore Radio, playing songs from your favourite musicals.

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