SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Comes to The Marlowe, Canterbury

More than 40 years since Saturday Night Fever hit the big screen, a new stage production is coming to Canterbury next month.

The show pays homage to the 1977 classic but reimagines the story in a music and dance extravaganza. It tells of Tony Manero who escapes the harsh realities of working-class Brooklyn life when he embarks on a reckless, yet thrilling road to dance success.

Richard Winsor plays Tony, the role which famously rocketed John Travolta to stardom. Richard was principle dancer with Matthew Bourne for 10 years, appearing around the world in the choreographer's celebrated production of Swan Lake, as well as Dorian Gray, Edward Scissorhands, The Car Man and Play Without Words.

He landed the lead role in cult dance movie StreetDance 3D and was snapped up by the BBC to play Caleb Knight in flagship medical drama Casualty, a role in which he gripped audiences for more than three years.

The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever remains one of the bestselling of all time, featuring The Bee Gees greatest hits including Stayin' Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than A Woman, as well as 70s favourites Boogie Shoes, Disco Inferno and many more. All these tracks will be performed live by a trio who are the closest you'll get to seeing the actual Bee Gees on stage.

This hotly-anticipated production, produced by veteran theatre producer Bill Kenwright, is Richard's first stage appearance since leaving Casualty.

Saturday Night Fever is at The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, from Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 February, with performances at 7.30pm (Tuesday to Thursday and Saturday) 2.30pm (Wednesday and Saturday) and 5pm and 8.30pm (Friday). Tickets can be booked at marlowetheatre.com or by calling the Box Office on 01227 787787. Please note, the show contains adult themes and strong language.

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