Disco Inferno with Saturday Night Fever at Wycombe Swan

Saturday Night Fever. Images Nobby Clark
Saturday Night Fever. Images Nobby Clark

Christmas is over and it’s time to break out the skin-tight white flares and Cuban heels for the return to the stage that disco dynamite musical Saturday Night Fever.

Theatre Royal Bath is touring the UK with a new production of the iconic musical that’s based on the big screen dance musical of the ’70s which catapulted John Travolta to international stardom.

It visits Wycombe Swan from January 20-24 and is packed with legendary hits from the Bee Gees including the classics Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, How Deep is Your Love? and You Should Be Dancing.

The date is 1976. New York kid, Tony Manero, is a young man from a tough Brooklyn neighbourhood with a dead-end job.

Along-side an outsize ego, he has an extraordinary ability to dance and has only one ambition in life – to become the disco king.

Every Saturday night, Tony dons his flares and hits the dance floor, creating a stir as he wows the crowds with his phenomenal moves and routines.

Saturday Night Fever

When he meets Stephanie, who also dreams of a world beyond Brooklyn, they decide to train together for a dance competition, and their lives begin to change forever.

The smash hit 1977 film of Saturday Night Fever starring Oscar-nominee John Travolta. Its inspired and definitive soundtrack by the Bee Gees popularised disco around the world.

Following in Travolta’s shoes as Tony Manero is Danny Bayne, who made his West End debut as Danny Zuko in the West End after winning ITV’s Grease is the Word.

He returns to the role of Tony Manero after touring the US in Saturday Night Fever. A talented dancer, he has achieved the status of British Champion in Freestyle, Hip Hop, Latin American and Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Naomi Slights is Stephanie. Her credits include Mamma Mia! in the West End, 20th Century Boy on UK Tour, Thank You For The Music at Hyde Park, and she returns to the role of Stephanie after starring in Saturday Night Fever at Frankfurt’s English Theatre.

The show is choreographed by award-winning Andrew Wright (Singin’ in the Rain, Barnum and Betty Blue Eyes).

The Saturday Night Fever company also includes: Bethany Linsdell,
Alex Lodge, Rory Phelan, Llandyll Gove, Rhona McGregor, Mike Lloyd, Matthew Quinn, Bracken Burns, Cici Howells, Mike Turnbull, Michael Stewart, Aston New, Laura McCabe, Joe Vetch, Ellie Ann Lowe, Sally Peerless, Andrew Gallo, Nick James.

2015 Tour Dates:

MAYFLOWER SOUTHAMPTON January 6 – January 10
HALL FOR CORNWALL January 13 – January 17
SWAN, HIGH WYCOMBE January 20 – January 24
NEW VICTORIA, WOKING January 27 – January 31
FESTIVAL THEATRE, MALVERN February 3 – February 7
FESTIVAL THEATRE EDINBURGH February 10 – February 14
BLACKPOOL GRAND THEATRE February 16 – February 21
MILTON KEYNES THEATRE February 24 – February 28
THEATRE ROYAL, BRIGHTON March 3 – March 7
ALHAMBRA THEATRE, BRADFORD March 10 – March 14
BIRMINGHAM ALEXANDRA March 17 – March 21
RICHMOND THEATRE March 24 – March 28
NEW THEATRE, CARDIFF March 31 – April 4

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