Fame the Musical, currently on a critically acclaimed UK tour, announces that TV star Jorgie Porter, soul legend Mica Paris and theatre star Keith Jack will star in the West End transfer.
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.
Hollyoaks favourite Jorgie Porter, currently playing Iris Kelly in the tour is confirmed to remain in this role. This will be Jorgie’s West End debut. Jorgie says: ‘I am having the best time in the UK tour of Fame. I love the show and am so excited to bring this role to London next year for my West End debut’
Further casting includes platinum selling soul artist and star of Chicago and Love Me Tender Mica Paris as Miss Sherman and Any Dream Will Do star Keith Jack as Nick Piazza.
Fame The Musical is presented by Selladoor Productions who have recently toured with of Footloose, Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors and Flashdance – The Musical, with Gavin Kalin Productions, Dan Looney & Adam Paulden, Stephen McGill Productions and Jason Haigh-Ellery in association with Big Dreamer Productions/Michael Dahl Rasmussen, BrightLights Productions and Ian Melding. Fame is directed and choreographed by Nick Winston with design by Morgan Large and sound design by Ben Harrison. Mark Crossland is Musical Supervisor.
David De Silva – the conceiver of Fame and known as ‘Father Fame’ – says of this 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.’