Forty years since its UK cinema release, Saturday Night Fever has been revitalised into a music and dance spectacular on stage.
Its tour will be at the Orchard Theatre, Dartford, until Saturday, January 12. The Bill Kenwright production stars acclaimed dancer Richard Winsor as Tony Manero, the role made famous by swaggering John Travolta in the 1978 film, which was a worldwide hit.
This is his first major musical lead for Richard, who will be joined by 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 will be joined for the first time, by a group playing 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. Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony’s reckless, yet thrilling, road to dancing success, and features the Bee Gees’ hits including Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than a Woman - the film soundtrack remains the best-selling movie soundtrack of all time. While paying homage to the original movie, the new show promises more drama, music and some hot new choreography.