Footloose The Musical 2020

Racky Plews

Director


Training: Sylvia Young and Arts Educational

Directing and Choreography credits include: American Idiot (West End, UK Tour and New Zealand, winner of Best New Musical in the West End Broadway World Awards, Best Director and Best Choreographer nomination What's On Stage Awards), Footloose (West End, UK and International Tour), Thoroughly Modern Mille (UK Tour and Canada), Knights of the Rose (West End), Summer Holiday (UK Tour), Vanities (West End), The Effectors - Superheros (Spectrum of the Seas), Respect: The Aretha Franklin Song Book (UK Tour), Shout! The Mod Musical (Blackpool Opera House), Seussical (The Lyric Theatre, Hong Kong, Singapore and Middle East), Wagner’s The Ring Cycle (co-director and movement - The Scoop Amphitheatre, South Bank), La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro (Hampstead Garden Opera), and Dangerous Daughters (Perfect Pitch). Racky was also the director and choreographer in residence at The Gatehouse where credits include, Guys and Dolls (Best Production nomination plus thirteen Off West End nominations), The Drowsy Chaperone (Best Production nomination What's On Stage), and Into The Woods.

Choreography credits include: Flight (Symphony of the Seas) and Columbus (Harmony of the Seas - Royal Caribbean), Respect La Diva (West End), Jekyll and Hyde (UK Tour), Josephine Baker (Off Broadway), Liza Liza Liza by Richard Harris (UK Tour), Momentous Musicals (UK Tour), Cougar (The Belgrade, Coventry), Lost Boy (Liverpool Playhouse), Aladdin (Hastings), West End Bares 2013 - 2019 (Jerry Mitchell/MAD Trust), Marvin Hamlisch (The Other Palace), Billy Elliot's West End Eurovision Entry 2013 and 2014 (Dominion Theatre), Denise Pearson - The Jackson's World Tour (UK Arena Tour), Forever Plaid (UK and International Tour), the European Premiere of Bare - The Rock Musical (Best Choreography nomination Broadway World), Bernarda Alba, and Once Upon A Mattress (Best Choreography nomination Off West End Awards, The Union Theatre), The 48hour Musicals - The Boy Friend (Her Majesty's Theatre), Crazy For You, and Me & My Girl (London Palladium).

Racky plays seven instruments, directs and choreographs for many theatre colleges across the country, and for a number of years was Head of Theatre at Camden School for Girls London.


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