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Fame the Musical – Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

Book: Jose Fernandez Lyrics: Jacques Levy Music: Steve Margoshes Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Clare White Based on the 1980s cult coming-of-age film, Fame The Musical follows the lives of a diverse group of students from a prestigious performing arts school in New York, desperate to prove they have what it takes to become superstars. Far from a light-hearted story about fame-hungry ...

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Fame – Peacock Theatre, London

Book: Jose Fernandez Lyrics: Jacques Levy Music: Steve Margoshes Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Scott Matthewman These days we’ve become inured to successful movies being turned into stage plays and musicals, often keeping as close as possible to the source material in the hope of retaining the original’s audience. Fame is slightly different. When it debuted on Broadway in 1988, none of ...

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Fame the Musical – Milton Keynes Theatre

Book: José Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Maggie Constable Get those dancing shoes and leg warmers on and be ready for the arrival of Fame The Musical at Milton Keynes Theatre this week on its 30th anniversary tour, no less. Based on the much loved and iconic 80s movie of the same name, the ...

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Fame the Musical – The Alexandra, Birmingham

Book: José Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Selwyn Knight ‘You want fame? Well, fame costs. And right here is where you start paying…’ To a generation raised on instant celebrity and The X Factor, these words must ring hollow, but Fame the Musical, based on Alan Parker’s 1980 film, Fame, shows that there is ...

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Fame – King’s Theatre, Edinburgh

Book: Jose Fernandez Lyrics: Jaques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Dominic Corr Fame uncompromisingly attempts to look at not just the romantic humour associated with talent scouting and arts educations, but the seedy underneath too. Originally the monstrously successful 1980 movie, Fame evolved into a TV series, untold spin-offs and finally, a stage show. For its 30th anniversary, the touring ...

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Fame the Musical – Palace Theatre, Manchester

Book: Jose Fernandez Music: Steve Margoshes Lyrics: Jacques Levy Director: Nick Winston Reviewer: Rebecca Cohen  “You want fame? Well fame costs. And right here is where you start paying in sweat.”  The story and sentiment behind Fame the Musical is indeed an infamous one. It has brought to life the ‘behind the scenes’ of the prestigious New York City High ...

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