WIN tickets to Footloose with lowryxmas12: On the third day of Christmas The Lowry gave to me…

Read the ‘Did you know?’ bullet points below and answer the following question to be in with a chance of winning a pair of tickets to Footloose at The Lowry, Mon 28 March – Sat 2 April:

Q: From which small American town did the story for Footloose originate?

A: Elmore City

Did you know…? Footloose is based on a true story.

  • In 1979 the small town of Elmore City, Oklahoma faced a community crisis. The seniors of Elmore High School wanted to plan a senior prom, but dances were against the law thanks to a not-forgotten ordinance from the late 1800s that forbade dancing within the city limits. A storm of controversy pitted the high school students against city council members led by the local minister, who declared dancing a tool of the devil.
  • The smash hit movie Footloose, starring Kevin Bacon and Sarah Jessica Parker was released just five years later.
  • The title song Footloose went from gold to platinum to multi-platinum in record time.
  • This production of Footloose first toured the UK in 2004 and was previously at The Lowry for a week in 2007.
  • The new Footloose film is due to be released in April 2011 starring Dennis Quaid and Andie MacDowell.

Email your answer to 

Include the shows title, ‘Footloose’ in the subject line of your email.

Competition details.

Follow The Lowry’s Twelve Trailers of Christmas competition on Facebook and on Twitter @The_Lowry #lowryxmas12

Enter previous ticket competitions:

The first day of Christmas – Birmingham Royal Ballet’s Cinderella  

The second day of Christmas – National Theatre’s Hamlet

Answer all 12 correctly to be entered into a special prize draw.


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