It’s hard to attend a performance of Footloose without bringing pre-conceived notions with you. The film (and in particular Kevin Bacon) have crept into the cultural zeitgeist to such an extent that even if you haven’t seen the 1984 film you can at least hum the chorus to Kenny Loggins’ hit of the same name...
Behind me a slightly overweight man in
basque, suspenders and very little else is shuffling up the row to his seat to
cheers from the back stalls. His girlfriend is close behind in a French maid’s
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