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George Maguire to star in new UK tour of 20th Century Boy

The Olivier Award-winner will revive his performance as Marc Bolan

George Maguire
George Maguire
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Initial casting has been announced for 20th Century Boy, which embarks on a UK tour in March.

George Maguire – who won an Olivier Award for his performance in Kinks musical Sunny Afternoon – returns to lead the cast as Marc Bolan, following his acclaimed performance in the show's original outing in 2011/12.

20th Century Boy is directed by John Maher and charts the life story of Bolan and his band T.Rex. The new tour marks the 40th anniversary of his death in a car crash at the age of 29.

The production features a new script by Nicky Graham and Colin Giffin and more than 20 Bolan songs including "Get It On", "Metal Guru" and "I Love To Boogie".

20th Century Boy opens at G-Live in Guildford on 8 March before touring to 27 venues across the UK.

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