The Weekend Has Arrived - Saturday Night Fever
Saturday Night Fever comes to Edinburgh Playhouse from 23-27 October.
Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero, and his reckless, yet thrilling 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 as well as 70’s favorites Boogie Shoes, Disco Inferno and for the first time will feature a group playing the Bee Gees live on stage.
Saturday Night Fever ©
Forty years after it made a star of John Travolta on the big screen, this stage version of the disco movie is a re-imagined and revitalised music and dance spectacular. Richard Winsor, best known for playing Caleb Knight in BBC TV series Casualty, Frances in Hollyoaks and Tomas in StreetDance 3D, shrugs on the white suit to play Tony.
The 70’s classic Paramount/RSO movie, with story by Nik Cohn, was an instant hit when it was released in cinemas. The album remains the best-selling movie soundtrack of all time.
Whilst paying homage to the movie, this new stage version promises more drama, more music and hot new choreography. It is directed and produced by Bill Kenwright, with choreography by Olivier Award winning Bill Deamer, designs by Gary McCaan, lighting by Nick Richings, and sound by Dan Samson. The stage adaptation is by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oakes.
Full casting for Bill Kenwright’s highly anticipated new production of Saturday Night Fever Joining acclaimed dancer and actor Richard Winsor as Tony Manero, in his first leading role in a major musical, is: Kate Parr (Follies) in the role of Stephanie, Owen Broughton (Gus), Michael Cortez (Joey), Raphael Pace (Bobbie C) and Jared Thompson (Double Jay).
The cast is completed by: Philip Aiden (Frank Senior); Anna Campkin (Annette); Faizal Jaye (DJ Monty); Melody Jones (Flo Manero); Marios Nicolaides (Frank Junior); and the ensemble: Rhianne Alleyne, Javier Cid, Jess Ellen, Andrew Gordon Watkins, Olivia Kate Holding, Carly Miles, Aimee Moore, Nathan Ryles and Brett Shiels.
They are joined, for the first time, by the Bee Gees with Ed Handoll (Barry Gibb), Alastair Hill (Maurice Gibb) and Matt Faull (Robin Gibb) singing the hit soundtrack of the disco classics.
Richard Winsor ©
Ignite The Inferno. Feel The Fever. Like Never Before.
40 years since its famous UK cinema release, Saturday Night Fever is a re-imagined and revitalised music and dance spectacular. Opening in London at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 30 August 2018, the nationwide tour includes Liverpool, Dublin, Birmingham, Bristol, Aylesbury, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Blackpool, Llandudno, Bradford and Cardiff.
I had the privilege of seeing the all action, entertaining musical this past Tuesday. Bursting with action, energy and great music from beginning to end. Finishing on a high note with a standing ovation. If you love musicals, the disco classics from the Bee Gees, don't miss the opportunity to see this new production of Saturday Night Fever.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Taking place at Edinburgh Playhouse
TUES 23 – SAT 27 OCTOBER 2018
Tues-Sat 7pm | Wed, Thur and Sat Mats 2.30pm
Tel: 0844 871 7615 (calls charged 7 pence per minute + your phone company’s access charge)