Brand-New Production of Saturday Night Fever to Launch at U.K.'s Theatre Royal Bath, Then Tour

By Mark Shenton
24 Mar 2014

A brand-new production of Saturday Night Fever is to be staged at the Theatre Royal, Bath, beginning performances Nov. 12 for a run through Nov. 22, prior to a national tour.



Featuring a cast of actor-musicians, it will be directed by Ryan McBride and choreographed by Andrew Wright.

McBride's previous credits include a European tour of The Who's Tommy and Hamlet the Musical at Northampton's Royal and Derngate and Richmond Theatre.

Wright choreographed last year's production of Barnum at Chichester Festival Theatre's Theatre in the Park that embarks on a national tour, kicking off at Leicester's Curve, in September. He was Olivier-nominated for his work on Chichester's Singin' in the Rain that transferred to the West End's Palace Theatre.

According to press materials, the date is 1976 and in New York, Tony Manero, a young man from a tough Brooklyn neighbourhood with a dead-end job and an extraordinary ability to dance, has only one ambition in life - to become the disco king. Every Saturday night, Tony dons his flares and hits the dance floor, creating a stir as he wows the crowds with his phenomenal moves and routines. When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brooklyn, and they decide to train together for a dance competition, their lives begin to change forever.

Based on the 1977 film of the same name, the production is being co-produced by Bath Theatre Royal Productions with Robert Stigwood. Following its run in Bath, it will tour to Manchester, Liverpool, Eastbourne and Glasgow.

To book for the Bath run, contact the box office on 01225 448844 or visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk.