Fame the Musical, currently on an extensive UK tour celebrating 30 years since the original Miami production, has announced a West End transfer to London’s Peacock Theatre from 11 September to 19 October 2019.
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.
“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.