TV star Jorgie Porter, soul legend Mica Paris and theatre star Keith Jack to play Sunderland Empire, 8-13 April 2019 in 30th Anniversary Tour of FAME THE MUSICAL.

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash-hit sensation following 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.

This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

Hollyoaks favourite Jorgie Porter, currently playing Iris Kelly in the tour is confirmed to remain in this role. This will be Jorgie’s West End debut.

Best known as Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 drama serial, Jorgie was also a contestant on the seventh series of Dancing On Ice on ITV and made it all the way to the final where she finished runner up, returning for Dancing On Ice: Champion Of Champions. Jorgie has also starred in many award-winning shows including I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV), Lip Sync Battle (Channel 5) & Celebrity First Dates in aid of Stand Up To Cancer (Channel 4).

Her nominations include Best Serial Drama Performance at the National Television Awards and Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards. She played the role of Miss Croft in BBC1’s highly acclaimed remake of Are You Being Served.

Further casting includes platinum selling soul artist and star of Chicago and Love Me Tender Mica Paris as Miss Sherman and Any Dream Will Do star Keith Jack as Nick Piazza.

Fame The Musical is presented by Selladoor Productions who have recently toured with of Footloose, Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors and Flashdance – The Musical, with Gavin Kalin Productions, Dan Looney & Adam Paulden, Stephen McGill Productions and Jason Haigh-Ellery in association with Big Dreamer Productions/Michael Dahl Rasmussen, BrightLights Productions and Ian Melding.

Fame is directed and choreographed by Nick Winston with design by Morgan Large and sound design by Ben Harrison. Mark Crossland is Musical Supervisor.

David De Silva – the conceiver of Fame and known as ‘Father Fame’ – says of this anniversary production, ‘What makes a musical ‘a classic’ or a ‘masterpiece’?  It takes time. It passes from one generation to the next. It translates from one language to many.  It entertains an audience with both laughter and tears. It inspires youth with passion and parents with nostalgia.

‘The brilliantly directed and choreographed 30th anniversary Fame UK production of the show by Nick Winston is the best I’ve ever seen.’

Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and rappers as they transform from star struck pupils to superstars. Fame The Musical will indeed live forever.

Tickets available in person at the Box Office on High Street West, from the Ticket Centre on 0844 871 3022* or online at www.ATGtickets.com/Sunderland*

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