Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter will star in the new UK tour of Fame - The Musical opening at Manchester Palace on 20th July to mark the show’s 30th anniversary year.
Keith Jack, playing Nick Piazza, is best-known as runner-up on BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do. His extensive theatre credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Only The Brave, Sincerely Mr Toad and HMS Pinafore.
Keith commented: “I am really looking forward to performing the role of Nick in the UK Tour of Fame and I’m excited about working with Selladoor again.”
Mica Paris, who joins the cast as Miss Sherman, has had top 10 hit singles and albums worldwide spanning her 30-year career. Mica’s stage credits include Mama I Want To Sing, The Vagina Monologues and Sweet Lorraine in the West End and more recently Sylvia in the UK tour of Love Me Tender, and Mama Morton in the UK tour of Chicago.
Mica said: “The movie Fame was a big favourite of mine because it really was the first glimpse of what the beginning process of becoming trained artist entailed - I’m so happy to be in the musical!”
Jorgie Porter, playing Iris Kelly, is best known for her role as Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 drama serial Hollyoaks. Porter will be making her stage debut with Fame – The Musical.
She commented: “The musical is one of my favourite ever films and I can’t wait to open the show in Manchester, my home town. I’ve not had a chance to perform ballet for a long time, it’s what I originally trained in - so I’m looking forward to getting my ballet shoes on!”
Synopsis: Fame - The Musical
Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame - The Musical follows 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.
The bittersweet but uplifting show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.
Selected tour dates:
• Manchester Palace Theatre: 20th-28th July (including previews)
• Glasgow Kings Theatre: 30th July - 4th August
• Blackpool Winter Gardens: 13th - 18th August
• Bradford Alhambra 27th August - 1st September
• New Theatre Cardiff: 24th - 29th September
• new Victoria Theatre Woking: 1st - 6th October
• Bridlington Spa: 15th - 20th October
• Brighton Theatre Royal: 5th - 10th November
• New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham: 19th - 24th November
More venues and dates are available. Tickets are on sale now. Group organisers should contact their chosen theatres for details of group bookings.
For more information, visit www.fameuktour.co.uk.