Tuesday 3 – Saturday 7 March 2015
Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm
Fri 5pm & 8.30pm
A brand new production of the iconic musical SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, one of the most loved dance stories of all time, will appear at Theatre Royal Brighton from Tue 3 – Sat 7 Mar.
Featuring a 20-strong cast of hugely talented actor-musicians, this spectacular new staging of Saturday Night Fever is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, How Deep is Your Love? and You Should Be Dancing.
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 – 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.
The smash hit 1977 film of Saturday Night Fever starring Oscar-nominee John Travolta inspired the definitive soundtrack by the Bee Gees and popularised disco around the world. The multi Grammy Award-winning music behind the film, combined with its gripping storyline captured the imagination of millions.
The role of Tony Manero is played by Danny Bayne, who made his West End debut as Danny Zuko in the musical Grease at London’s Piccadilly Theatre after winning ITV’s Grease is the Word. He starred in the West End for two years and performed the role on tour. He returns to the role of Tony Manero after touring the US in Saturday Night Fever. A talented dancer, he has achieved the status of British Champion in Freestyle, Hip Hop, Latin American and Rock ‘n’ Roll.
Naomi Slights plays the role of Stephanie. Her credits include Mamma Mia! in the West End, 20th Century Boy on UK Tour, Thank You For The Music at Hyde Park, and she returns to the role of Stephanie after starring in Saturday Night Fever at Frankfurt’s English Theatre.
Andrew Wright won Best Choreographer at the WhatsOnStage Awards 2013 for his choreography of the West End production of Singin’ in the Rain. He was also nominated for Best Choreographer at the 2012 Olivier Awards and the 2011 Broadway World Awards. Earlier this year, he choreographed the UK Tour of Barnum starring Brian Conley, and the UK tour of Betty Blue Eyes. He co-choreographed Guys and Dolls at Chichester alongside Carlos Acosta; and his award-winning choreography on Singin’ In The Rain has been seen nationwide on tour.
Director Ryan McBryde has worked extensively in the UK and Europe. His previous productions range from the RSC’s 50th Anniversary Gala to the German premieres of the musicals Spring Awakening and The Full Monty. He directed Saturday Night Fever for Frankfurt’s English Theatre. He also directed the European tour of The Who’s Tommy; he was Resident Director for the West End musical Billy Elliot; and his production of Hamlet! The Musical at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate and Richmond Theatre, won the WhatsOnStage Theatregoers’ Choice Award.
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