ANNOUNCEMENT: Selladoor Worldwide wins 3 biggest awards at DAEGU International Musical Festival

17 July 2018

Selladoor Worldwide and the cast and creatives of Flashdance the Musical scooped the 3 biggest awards at the Daegu International Musical Festival Awards

After a week of sell-out shows at the Daegu Opera House, 4 – 7 July, Selladoor Worldwide and the cast and creatives of Flashdance the Musical scooped the 3 biggest awards at the Daegu International Musical Festival Awards. Joanne Clifton Strictly Come Dancing Champion playing leading lady Alex Owens won Best Actress; last year Selladoor’s production of Spamalot also won Best Actress, Sarah Harlington as Lady of the Lake. Playing opposite Joanne in the role of Nick Hurley, Ben Adams of a1 won Best Actor and Selladoor Worldwide proudly took home the award for Best Musical.

David Hutchinson Executive Creative Producer of Selladoor, said on the night – “Flashdance is a story about following your passion and achieving your dreams no matter what challenges life throws at you. It’s heart-warming that DIMF and the people of Daegu share celebrate and champion a story about the importance of believing in yourself”

About Daegu International Musical Festival:

In 2006 Daegu had a goal to become the centre of the musical industry in South Korea by opening Daegu International Musical Festival (DIMF). Every summer, DIMF showcase international and domestic productions to audiences around the world. Organized by Daegu and supported by the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism and the Arts Council Korea, the DIMF is the only international musical festival in Korea. This year they celebrated their 12th DIMF awards ceremony.

About Selladoor Worldwide:

Selladoor Worldwide began its life in 2009 as Sell a Door Theatre Company and has gone on to develop rapidly under co-founders David Hutchinson (Executive Creative Producer) and Phillip Rowntree (Executive Commercial Producer). The company has become an integral part of the regional theatre landscape in the UK and Ireland, and increasingly on an international platform, establishing itself as a leading producer of mid and large-scale touring theatre.

Following the opening of Selladoor Asia in Bangkok, the company has been expanding its reach in Asia - and already this year has visited Hong Kong, Singapore, and China with UK made productions. This is the second year the company have presented work at DIMF, following Spamalot last July, which was awarded the Best International Musical award at the prestigious DIMF award ceremony.

About Flashdance the Musical:

Flashdance - The Musical tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex, a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night, who dreams of going to the prestigious Shipley Dance Academy and becoming a professional dancer.  When a romance complicates her ambitions, she harnesses it to drive her dream.

Based on the Paramount Pictures film (Screenplay by Tom Hedley and Joe Eszterhas, story by Tom Hedley) Flashdance is an inspiring musical about the power of holding onto your dreams and love against all the odds. Prepare to be blown away by an astonishing musical spectacle and phenomenal choreography to this iconic score including the smash hits Maniac, Manhunt, Gloria, I Love Rock & Roll and the sensational title track Flashdance... What a Feeling.

Produced by the award-winning team at Selladoor Productions - producers of Footloose, Avenue Q and Little Shop of Horrors and Runaway Entertainment – producers of In The Heights, Guys and Dolls and Lazarus, Flashdance - The Musical is not to be missed!

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