Fame UK Tour - Manchester 26th July 18
So for tonight’s review I’m handing over to Ali who is reviewing the Fame UK Tour up in Manchester
Here is her review from tonight’s show
It’s been 30 years since Fame first opened on Broadway in 1988. I was a child, much to young to know anything about the phenomenon that has now has no less than 7 west end runs. Yet the iconic songs from the musical seem to have always been a part of my life, I can’t remember not knowing the words!
We took our seats minutes before the show was about to start, and from the beginning I was enjoying myself. The music, lights, dancing captured me straight away. But one of the things I’m really a fan of is the costumes. Crop tops, tights, shorts and leg warmers! What girl didn’t grow up wanting to wear those and dance?
I’ll be honest I don’t know much about Jorgie Porters background other than her stint in holly oaks, but to watch her dance, I was more than impressed. As Iris she was cute and endearing in the way Jorgie does best!
Mica Paris as Miss Sherman blew the audience away singing ‘these are my children’. Ending to a standing ovation mid show.
The show not only captures fun and talent , but also tackles real life issues. From the teenage crush and unrequited love to dyslexia and drug abuse. Touching subjects handled well.
Overall an extremely enjoyable night. Often in a show I will get distracted by the set changes and goings on in the background but tonight I was engrossed from start to finish.
My night at the theatre may be over for now, but Fame really is gonna live forever!