30th anniversary tour of FAME THE MUSICAL set to open in July 2018
Fame – The Musical is set to tour the UK in a stunning new 30th Anniversary tour opening at Manchester Palace on 20 July 2018.
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.
Fame the Musical has seen seven West End runs since opening in Miami in 1988 and continues to be one of the best loved musicals across the world.
Fame will be presented by Selladoor Worldwide, producers of Footloose, Avenue Q , Little Shop of Horrors and Flashdance – The Musical, with Adam Paulden & Dan Looney. With casting to be announced, Fame will be directed and choregraphed by Nick Winston with design by Morgan Large.
David Hutchinson Executive Creative Director of Selladoor says ‘This new tour for 2018 celebrates the 30 years since the premiere of the production and will very much have its roots in the style and nostalgia of the original musical. Selladoor are dedicated to bringing large scale theatre to as broad an audience as possible across the UK and internationally, and we’re delighted to add another classic musical to our ever-growing portfolio’.
Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and rappers as they transform from star struck pupils to superstars. Fame The Musical will indeed live forever.
Fame Tour Dates
20 Jul– 28 Jul Manchester Palace Theatre
30 Jul – 04 Aug Glasgow Kings Theatre
06 Aug – 11 Aug Venue Cymru
13 Aug – 18 Aug Blackpool Winter Gardens
20 Aug – 25 Aug Tunbridge Wells
27 -Aug 01 Sep Bradford Alhambra
10 Sep – 15 Sep His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen
01 Oct– 06 Oct New Victoria Theatre Woking
08 Oct– 13 Oct Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
15 Oct– 20 Oct Bridlington Spa
22 Oct – 27 Oct Edinburgh King’s Theatre
29 Oct – 03 Nov Ipswich Regent Theatre
05 Nov – 10 Nov Brighton Theatre Royal
19 Nov – 24 Nov New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
26 Nov – 01 Dec Aylesbury Waterside
28 – Jan – 02 Feb/19 Shrewsbury Theatre Severn
Further dates to be announced.