Flyin’ high: Jorgie Porter, Mica Paris & Keith Jack star in the London transfer of Fame

02 Oct
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Staff

TV star Jorgie Porter, soul legend Mica Paris and theatre star Keith Jack, currently appearing in the critically-acclaimed UK tour of FAME, will reprise their roles in the show’s West transfer, arriving at London’s Peacock Theatre in September 2019. Time to dig those legwarmers out of the drawer!

Hollyoaks favourite Jorgie Porter, currently playing Iris Kelly in the tour, will be making her West End debut. Porter said: “I am having the best time in the UK tour of Fame. I love the show and am so excited to bring this role to London next year for my West End debut.”

Platinum-selling soul artist and star of Chicago and Love Me Tender, Mica Paris plays Miss Sherman and Any Dream Will Do star Keith Jack is Nick Piazza. Press night will be held on 12 September at the Peacock Theatre.

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash-hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

David De Silva – the conceiver of Fame and known as ‘Father Fame’ – says of this anniversary production: “What makes a musical ‘a classic’ or a ‘masterpiece’? It takes time. It passes from one generation to the next. It translates from one language to many. It entertains an audience with both laughter and tears. It inspires youth with passion and parents with nostalgia.

“The brilliantly directed and choreographed 30th anniversary Fame UK production of the show by Nick Winston is the best I've ever seen.”