Flashdance Hit’s London’s West End
Flashdance has opened in the Shaftesbury theatre in London’s West End from September 2010 until February 2011. Victoria Hamilton-Barrit plays the lead Alex Owens and Matt Willis plays the love interest Nick Hurley.
Flashdance is a 1983 American romantic musical film that was the first collaboration of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and its presentation of some sequences in the style of music videos was an influence on other 1980s films including Top Gun, Simpson and Bruckheimers most famous production Flashdance opened to bad reviews by professional critics but was a surprise box office success, becoming the third highest grossing film of the 1983 in the USA. It had worldwide box-office gross of more than $100 million. Its soundtrack spawned several hit songs, among them ‘Maniac’ performed by Michael Sembello and the Award-winning ‘Flashdance….What a Feeling’, performed by Irene Cara, which was writen for the film.Serviced City Pads reservations team on 0844 335 8866.Eighteeen-year-old blue collar worker Alexandra Owens is a dancer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, tavern at night and a welder at a steel mill during the day. She lives in a converted warehouse with only her pet dog. Her aspiration is to become accepted by a prestigious dance school, the fictional Pittsburgh Conservatory of Dance and Repertory. During one of her performances at Mawbys, the bar where she works, she attracts the attention of Nick Hurley, who is her boss at the steel mill, and he soon learns that Alex is one of his employees. Serviced London Apartments through Serviced City Pads.
Alex best friends also work at Mawby’s, and they have their own aspirations to fame. Jeanie Szabo is a waitress who apires to be a professional ice skater, and Jeanies boyfriend Richie Blazik is a cook who aspires to be a stand up comedian.Serviced City Pads.
Alex goes to the Conservatory to ask for an application form for an audition, but walks out when she realises that she lacks any formal dance training, and will have to leave that section of the form blank. Alex’s mentor is a retired ballet dancer named Hanna Long, who encourages Alex to persue her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. After Jeanie falls twice while autioning for an ice show, she loses confidences in herself and becomes a dancer at The Zanzibar, where she performs in the nude, and Alex goes to the strip club to rescue Jeanie.
Alex and Nick become lovers, but she later learns that he has an ex-wife Katie, and they have a hostile encounter in a local restaurant. Nick uses his contacts at the Conservatory to secure an audition for Alex, and just before the audition she goes to Hanna’s house and learns that Hanna dies the previous night.
At the audition, Alex falls at the beginning of her routine, but starts over and completes the routine successfully. In the final scene, Alec runs out of the Conservatory building with a smile on her face and is hugged by Nick, who gives her a bouquet of red roses. She gives a rose to him, and the film ends with a freeze frame. Serviced City Pads supply apartments throughout London.