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5 Things You Might Not Know About Peacock Theatre’s Fame The Musical

Georgie Darling Georgie Darling

5 Things You Might Not Know About Peacock Theatre’s Fame The Musical

We only need to sing the line “I’m gonna live forever” before we know you’ll have the catchy song stuck in your head for the rest of the day.

And what better excuse do you need than that to book tickets for Fame the Musical at Peacock Theatre?

The, ahem, famed performance has taken the world by storm and this month has returned to London’s West End for another series of all-singing, all-dancing on-stage thrills.

Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and an outstanding cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and actors, Fame the Musical promises big things at Peacock Theatre. Want to impress your movie-buff friends? Here are a few things you might not have known about the musical. 

It really will live forever

Did you know that Peacock Theatre’s “Fame the Musical” is the 30th anniversary production? Fame has continued to wow audiences for years now and even David De Silva – the conceiver of Fame and known as ‘Father Fame’- has said that “the brilliantly directed and choreographed 30th anniversary Fame UK production of the show by Nick Winston is the best I’ve ever seen.” If that’s not an incentive to head along to Peacock to check it out, we don’t know what is…

The title track isn’t what it seems 

We’ve all sung along to that song when watching the film or the musical but the OG version wasn’t exactly as it appears nowadays. Legend has it that in the film version, while shooting the famous ‘Fame’ dance scene in which the students dance over cars, the actors performed to ‘Hot Stuff’ by Donna Summer, because ‘Fame’ the song hadn’t actually been composed yet.

You’ll find it all over the world 

In our opinion, Fame the Musical at Peacock Theatre is unmissable. But if you happen to find yourself in another corner of the globe with a desire to live forever, you can catch Fame in 25 countries around the world. And it’s not just in theatre version – it might have started as a film but it’s also a six-part TV series.

It has an all-star cast

Expect a top-notch performance from start to finish, led by TV star Jorgie Porter, soul legend Mica Paris and theatre star Keith Jack. Want a preview of exactly what we mean? Have a watch of the clip below. 

It’s even won an Oscar

Written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore, the famous title song ‘Fame’ won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1980, and the Golden Globe Award the same year. It was sung by Irene Cara, who played the role of Coco Hernandez in the film.

Catch Fame The Musical at Peacock Theatre until 19 October 2019. Find tickets here.


Also published on Medium.