The musical based on the 1980 film will open its brand new UK tour at the Manchester Palace Theatre on the 20th July 2018.
Having had seven West End runs since opening in Miami 1988, Fame the Musical will embark on its 30th anniversary UK tour from July in a new production directed and choreographed by Nick Winston and design by Morgan Large.
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.
This new production will be presented by Selladoor Worldwide, producers of Footloose, Avenue Q , Little Shop of Horrors and Flashdance – The Musical, with Adam Paulden & Dan Looney. Casting has yet to be announced.
Talking about the news David Hutchinson Executive Creative Director of Selladoor said: “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.”
After its run at the Manchester Palace Theatre, the musical will visit: Glasgow, Llandudno, Blackpool, Tunbridge Wells, Bradford, Aberdeen, Woking, Sheffield, Bridlington, Edinburgh Ipswich, Brighton, Birmingham,Aylesbury and Shrewsbury.