Gareth Gates (Pop Idol), Chico (Dancing On Ice), Louisa Lytton (Eastenders, The Bill, Strictly Come Dancing), Andy Abraham (X Factor) and Shane Richie Jnr will take to the Wyvern Theatre stage in Boogie Nights the 70’s Musical in Concert from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 April 2013.
Boogie Nights was the West End’s original jukebox musical, conceived by Jon Conway and Shane Richie in 1997, and followed the hilarious and heart-warming story of Roddy O’Neil.
Set in a provincial British town in the height of the disco seventies it completed 5 UK tours after its London success and has also toured the world.
Boogie Nights returns in 2013 as a remixed concert version of the ultimate party show! Join the original characters for a fantastic evening’s entertainment featuring live music, multimedia and no less than 70 of your favourite hit songs from the 70’s.
See the Infinite8 video of the Boogie Nights preview on Swindon Viewpoint
Gareth Gates will play heartthrob Dean, delighting his many fans who have seen him in West End classics such as Les Misérables and Legally Blonde, with a vocal range of pop classics covering If You Leave Me Now and Disco Inferno. Gareth says; “I’m really excited about getting back on stage to sing all the hits from this era, as a lot of the tracks are personal favourites of mine. It’s going to be a fantastic show.”
Debs will be played by Lousia Lytton who played Ruby in EastEnders. After a stint on The Bill as PC Beth Green, Louisa was a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing. Boogie Nights – the 70’s Musical in Concert will mark Louisa’s musical debut and she can’t wait to belt out I Will Survive and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart.
Joining the stellar cast are The X Factor finalists Andy Abraham, who will play tough guy soul singer Spencer and perform Barry White classics such as You’re My First, My Last, My Everything and Chico who was also a finalist on Dancing On Ice 2012 and will play Terry bringing his energetic dance moves to such hits as Le Freak.
Shane follows in his father’s footsteps
The all-star line-up is completed by a theatrical first when Shane Richie Junior takes over the role of Roddy, as created by his father, the original seventies bad boy. It is the first time a role created by an actor has been inherited by his son and 22 year old Shane Junior will prove to be a real chip off the old block as he powers through hits such as Blame It on the Boogie.
With a cast of 15 musicians, singers and dancers Boogie Nights – the 70’s Musical in Concert features all your favourites from the original show including Y.M.C.A. and Happy Days, We Are Family and Boogie Wonderland and promises a party atmosphere you won’t want to miss!
Book your tickets now
Boogie Nights the 70’s Musical in Concert will run at the Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 April 2013. Book tickets today at wyverntheatre.org.uk or by calling the Ticket Office on 01793 524 481.