Time to dig out those leg-warmers: The touring production of Fame The Musical is heading for the West End in 2019

18 Sep
Posted in: Theatre News
Author: Press Releases
Picture: Tristram Kenton

It may be 30 years since the original Miami production, but Fame The Musical continues to hit the spot with generation after generation. After a mega tour, the newest production will transfer to London’s Peacock Theatre from 11 September to 19 October 2019. So remember, remember, remember…

Based on the 1980 pop culture film, Fame the Musical follows 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. The 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, known as ‘Father Fame’, said of the 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.”

The production is directed and choreographed by Nick Winston, with design by Morgan Large and sound design by Ben Harrison. Mark Crossland is the musical supervisor.

With a star cast still to be announced, Fame the Musical is co-produced by Selladoor Productions who have recently toured with of Footloose, Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors and Flashdance – The Musical.