The production – based on the Oscar-winning film and TV series – will be newly directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd. Lloyd is currently represented in the West End by the long-running Thriller – Live. It will be re-orchestrated by Tom De Keyser, and designed by Diego Pitarch. A previous stage version of Fame - the Musical has enjoyed seven West End runs since premiering in the USA in 1988.
Set in 2014 at New York's High School for Performing Arts, young talented hopefuls undertake the journey of their lives.
With its dance routines and songs that have been re-envisioned for 2014, the company will comprise Jodie Steele as Carmen Diaz, Harry Bleumenau as Schlomo Metzenbaum, Sarah Harlington as Serena Katz, Alex Jordan-Mills as Nick Piazza, Molly Stewart as Mabel Washington, Alex Thomas as Tyrone Jackson, Sasi Strallen as Iris Kelly, Joseph Giacone as Joe Vegas, John Canmore as Mr. Scheinkopf, Alexandra Sarmiento as Grace "Lambchops" Lamb, Ross Lee Fowkes as Goodman "Goody" King, David Haydn as Mr. Myers. The cast also includes Ryan Lee Seager, Aaron James, Farrah Abigail Hussain, Micha Richardson and Hannah Wilson. Further casting to be announced.
After Wimbledon, it will visit Wolverhmapton, Sunderland, York, Aylesbury, Sheffield, Leicester, Liverpool, Edinburgh, Stoke-on-Trent, Milton Keynes, Woking, Bristol, Coventry and Hull.
For full touring dates and to book tickets, visit http://www.kenwright.com/index.php?id=1362.