Turn back the clock to the 1970s: Shane Richie’s Boogie Nights is revived at Camden Fringe

25 Jul
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff
Boogie Nights is revived at Upstairs at the Gatehouse

Shane Richie’s BOOGIE NIGHTS heads back to the London stage during Camden Fringe, care of JR Theatre Company with a week-long run from 5 to 11 August 2019 at Highgate’s Upstairs at the Gatehouse. Time to return to the 1970s – and to get booking!

BOOGIE NIGHTS, featuring some of the biggest chart-topping hits of the 1970s, premiered at Bromley’s Churchill Theatre in 1997 before transferring to the West End’s Savoy Theatre in 1998. It’s written by Jon Conway (who first directed) with Terry Morrison and Shane Richie, who starred in the original production.

Set around a local discotheque, BOOGIE NIGHTS follows the turbulent relationship between unlucky-in-love Debs and wannabe rock star Roddy. They’ve been together five years, as have their best friends Terry and Trish. But, as a big dance contest approaches, and news of Elvis’ death breaks, everything is about to change.

Cheating lovers, big dreams and alcohol-fuelled nights full of disco and drama!

BOOGIE NIGHTS are: Celebration, You Sexy Thing, Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, Always On My Mind, YMCA, Enough is Enough, If You Leave Me Now, Disco Inferno, I Will Survive, Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word, Play That Funky Music, We Are Family and the title song. 

For a fifth consecutive year, JR Theatre Company returns to Camden Fringe festival, where they had their biggest hit to date with their 2015 sell-out revival of Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens. Their other musical productions include When Midnight Strikes, also seen at Upstairs at the Gatehouse.

The company was founded in 2013 and the team are: artistic director Jessica Ramsey, producer Fraser Stainton, choreographer Aimee-Marie Bow, musical director Tim Stuart, production director Alexander Cobb and associate director and performer Alana Ramsey.

As part of this year’s Camden Fringe, Boogie Nights runs from 5 to 11 August 2019 at Upstairs at the Gatehouse, 1 North Road, Highgate, London N6 4BD with performances at 7.30pm except Sunday 11 August at 5pm. Tickets are priced £10-12. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!