TONIGHT'S PLAY IS ON
An empty ballroom is brought to life as tales of dancing and music
across generations wake up dance teachers Frank and Wynn. After World
War II they inspire a town to keep moving through the traditions of
ballroom dance to the explosion of rock and roll, northern soul and
A space to express yourself, you can learn the waltz one night and see Fleetwood Mac, Marc Bolan or Captain Beefheart the next.
is welcome in The Dancing Club as dreams are made and refuge found.
It’s time to learn a new dance and you’re all welcome to try a few
The Dancing Club is based around the true story of
Kidderminster legends Frank and Wynn Freeman and comes to life following
interviews with over 100 residents of the Worcestershire town.
think people underestimate the value of dance schools and how important
they are to the social well-being of towns. I wanted to run my dance
studio just like Frank ran his."
Len Goodman, dance and TV personality, BBC Strictly Come Dancing 2004 - 2016 and a judge during The Dancing Club's heyday
composed by Jon Bates, with choreography from Steve Elias (BBC2, Our
Dancing Town), featuring a special recording from Kidderminster Male
This is a Bewdley Festival event and you can buy your tickets from their web site by clicking here: Buy Tickets.
This is a play that includes ballroom dancing and as such space for the
audience is more limited than is usual and we recommend purchasing your
tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.