After overcoming an outbreak of Covid-19 within their ranks, an award-winning musical theatre group is bringing an 80s classic to Cheshire.

The Zodiac, a Frodsham-based group which has been active for more than 50 years, is putting on a performance of 'Flashdance'.

The show is based on the 1983 film of the same name, which follows the story of steelworker Alex Owens as she auditions to get into the prestigious Shipley Academy to follow her dream of becoming a professional dancer.

Originally the musical was due to hit the stage last November but it had to be postponed after several cast and production team members came down with Covid.

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The group will now be performing at The Grange Theatre, Hartford, between February 2 and February 5.

The Zodiac chairman Vicky Jones said: “The Flashdance cast is one of the most resilient groups of people I have ever had the privilege to be part of.

"When the cast and production team were floored by Covid, we had to deal with our disappointment and get back up ready for ‘take two’ just a couple of weeks later, and everyone has worked their legwarmers off.

"I’m so proud of each and every one of them.”

The group has members spread across Cheshire, Merseyside and Manchester.

Director and choreographer Jessica Martin added: “This show will be a truly unique experience as the production team have created it from scratch.

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"We’ve designed a truly amazing lighting plot and we use not only the stage but also the floor so the audience will feel truly part of the action.

“With all the issues we’ve faced since the decision was made to produce this show – lockdowns, illness, having to wear masks, rehearsing in freezing temperatures with windows and doors open to keep our cast safe – it’s an even higher achievement for everyone involved and as this is my directorial debut.

"I couldn’t be prouder of every single cast member. This is going to be a phenomenal show.”

Tickets are £17 for all ages and performances will begin at 7.30pm with an extra matinee performance on the Saturday at 2pm.

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