Saturday Night Fever Discos Back to London, 6 JulDate: 31 March 2004
As previously tipped (See The Goss, 25 Mar 2004), Saturday Night Fever will return to the West End this summer. Following the June closure of Bombay Dreams after a two-year run (See News, 24 Mar 2004), the disco musical will open at the Apollo Victoria on 6 July 2004 (previews from 2 July) and is booking until 2 April 2005.
The stage production of Saturday Night Fever had its world premiere at the West End's London Palladium in May 1998, marking the 21st anniversary of the release of the 1977 hit film, starring John Travolta, which effectively defined the disco age.
The story was adapted for the stage by the film's producer Robert Stigwood. It closed in the West End in February 2000 and embarked on a brief regional tour later that year. Another major tour, launched in March 2003 (See News, 12 Nov 2002), will finally conclude on 19 June 2004 in Rhyl, ahead of the West End transfer.
The stage musical features legendary Bee Gees songs from the original Grammy Award-winning motion picture soundtrack, including 'Staying Alive', 'Night Fever', 'Jive Talkin'' and 'How Deep is Your Love' as well as two songs - 'Immortality' and 'First and Last' - written especially for the stage production by the brothers Gibb.
Saturday Night Fever is presented by Adam Spiegel Productions.
- by Terri Paddock