Category Archives: What’s on AUGUST

NEWS: Fame returns to Glasgow on its 30th anniversary tour

Fame the Musical is preparing to embark on a UK tour with a stop in Glasgow this summer. 

Flying high in celebration of its 30th Broadway anniversary, the stage adaptation of the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film will run at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow from Monday 30 July until Saturday 4 August. Fame the Musical has seen seven West End runs since opening on Broadway in 1988 and continues to be one of the best loved musicals across the world.

The iconic story 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. 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.

Fame will be presented by Selladoor Worldwide, producers of Footloose, Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors with Adam Paulden & Dan Looney. With casting to be announced, Fame will be directed and choregraphed by Nick Winston with design by Morgan Large.

David Hutchinson Executive Creative Director of Selladoor said: “This new tour for 2018 celebrates the 30 years since the premiere of the Broadway production and will very much have its roots in the style and nostalgia of the original musical. Selladoor are dedicated to bringing large scale theatre to as broad an audience as possible across the UK and internationally, and we’re delighted to add another classic musical to our ever-growing portfolio’

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.

LISTINGS

Fame the Musical

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 30 Jul-Sat 4 Aug 2018

Mon-Sat evenings, 7.30pm

Wed & Sat matinees, 2.30pm

www.atgtickets.com

0844 871 76488 *calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge

NEWS: Madagascar to go wild in Glasgow next August

Go Wild! as Selladoor Worldwide and Hartshorn-Hook announce that their brand-new stage adaptation Madagascar – A Musical Adventure is coming out of the zoo and into Glasgow as part of a UK tour.

Join Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Melman the Giraffe, Gloria the hip hip Hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage of the King’s Theatre on Monday 6 August until Saturday 12 August.

This musical adventure of a lifetime will have eight performances at the King’s, including three matinees.

Tickets are on sale to Theatre Card members now and go on general sale on Friday 20 October 2017.

Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – A Musical Adventure follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best friends – Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe and Gloria the hippo – have spent their whole lives in blissful captivity before an admiring public and with regular meals provided for them. Not content to leave well enough alone, Marty lets his curiosity get the better of him and makes his escape – with the help of some prodigious penguins – to explore the world.

This wacky adventure for the whole family is brought to life by Selladoor Family, the producers behind James And The Giant Peach, Seussical and The Owl And The Pussycat and Hartshorn – Hook, producers of the Olivier Award winning Rotterdam, Murder Ballad, Urinetown and American Idiot . Madagascar – A Musical Adventure will be directed by award winning Kirk Jameson who is thrilled to be working alongside Selladoor again having directed their 2013 revival of Seussical: The Musical at the Arts Theatre.

David Hutchinson, Executive Creative Producer of Selladoor says “One of our key principals at Selladoor is to aim to engage young people to come to the theatre and to help to encourage a whole new generation of theatre-goers, and Madagascar promises to do just that. We are delighted to be bringing these much-loved crazy characters to life on stage in an exciting caper for all of the family”

Filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score, Madagascar will leave audiences with no choice but to “Move It, Move It!”

LISTINGS

Madagascar

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

Mon 6-Sat 12 Aug 2018

Mon-Sat, 7.30pm

Wed, Thu & Sat matinees, 2.30pm

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow

0844 871 7648* calls cost up to 7p per minute plus your phone company’s access charge