By Dean Pitchford, Walter Bobbie, Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford. Art in Motion. Directed by Lys Tickner. City of Gosnells, Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, Thornlie, WA. June 11-19, 2021
Footloose is a fun, bright musical and is probably Art in Motion’s best musical to date. A great nostalgia trip, it is presented with a great sense of verve and enthusiasm.
Central character Ren is played with great energy and a clear commitment to the role by Matthew Walford, with Maree Stedul very impressive has his mother Ethel. Their arrival in small town Bomont, a town that bans dancing, is the catalyst for action for this show, based on the 1984 film of the same name.