NEWS: Saturday Night Fever to Play at the Peacock Theatre

The stage production based on the film will play at the Peacock Theatre from the 1st February 2022.

It has been announced that Bill Kenwright’s production of Saturday Night Fever will have a West End run next year for a limited eight week run.

Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero and his reckless road to dancing success. The musical features the Bee Gees’ greatest hits including Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than a Woman, with special permission for this production to use added Bee Gees songs including Too Much Heaven and Words.  

The musical is based on the 1970’s film, which is in turn based on the New York Magazine Article Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night written by Nik Cohn in 1976.

While casting for the production has yet to be announced, the creative team includes choreography by Olivier Award-winning Bill Deamer, design by Gary McCann, lighting by Nick Richings, and sound by Dan Samson. The stage adaptation is by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oakes.  

Talking about the news, Bill Kenwright says, “When I first saw the film over forty years ago, like the rest of the world I was not only mesmerised by a terrific small budget movie, but also by the soundtrack. It was that feeling of being carried along by Maurice, Robin and Barry’s searing vocals and melodies that I wanted to feature in my theatre production, and which led to me include a live band on stage replicating that experience as well as we can.” 

Saturday Night Fever will play at the Peacock Theatre from the 1st February until the 26th March 2022.

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