Acclaimed actor and dancer Richard Winsor will be leading the Autumn 2019 tour of Bill Kenwright’s reimagined and revitalized production of Saturday Night Fever, as the iconic Tony Manero.
Arriving in Aberdeen at His Majesty’s Theatre from October 8-12, the acrtor has performed around the world, starring as the principle dancer with Matthew Bourne for ten years.
He then landed the lead role in the cult dance film, StreetDance 3D before going on to play Caleb Knight in the BBC’s medical drama, Casualty.
Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero and his reckless yet thrilling road to dancing success. The musical features 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 favorites Boogie Shoes, Disco Inferno.
It will feature a group playing the Bee Gees live on stage for the first time.
The 70s classic movie is based on the New York Magazine Article Tribal Rites of the New Saturday Night written by Nik Cohn in 1976, which was an instant hit when it was released in cinemas. The album remains the best‐selling movie soundtrack of all time.
Paying homage to the movie, this new stage version promises more drama, more music and hot new choreography.
It is directed and produced by Bill Kenwright, with choreography by Olivier Award winner Bill Deamer. It has also been designed by Gary McCaan, with lighting by Nick Richings, and sound by Dan Samson. The stage adaptation is by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oakes.
Tickets are on sale now and are available from www.aberdeenperformingarts.com.