Fame The Musical at Bristol Hippodrome

Fame The Musical at Bristol Hippodrome

Leg warmers at the ready it’s time to get in the 80s vibe. I don’t think it is any secret that I love a theatre night. It was great to be invited along to see Fame The Musical at Bristol Hippodrome. Being a born in 1983 I missed the hype of the original film Fame released in 1980. However, I’m still very aware of the songs on the soundtrack. 

Fame

Cast

The cast of the musical has some very familiar faces. Keith Jack (playing Nick Piazza) will be recognisable to many as he was runner up in BBC1’s ‘Any Dream Will Do’ the talent show that searched for the next Joseph. 

Jorgie Porter makes her stage debut playing Iris. Jorgie is well known for her role of Teresa McQueen in Hollyoaks, plus stints on ‘I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here’ and ‘Dancing on Ice’ where she reached the final. I was very impressed with Jorgie’s performance, her dancing was fantastic.

And complete superstar Mica Paris who has over 30 years of showbiz under her belt. Including 10 hit singles, many stage appearances in shows including ‘Mama I Want To Sing’ and ‘Love Me Tender’. Plus television presenting roles on ‘What Not To Wear’ and ‘CelebAir’ to name a few. She plays Miss Sherman in Fame The Musical.

Fame Bristol Hippodrome

Two other cast members that totally shone during the production were Jamal Kane Crawford who played Tyrone, his dance moves were incredible. Plus Stephanie Rojas playing Carmen, all I can say is wow what a voice.

The Story

The production is full of music, dance and drama throughout, it is set in 1980’s New York City High School of Performing Arts. The audience follows the journey of very different teenagers through their high school years and finally their graduation. There was some emotional moments as well as some extremely comical ones too. Fame touched on some very raw points including drug use, dyslexia and finding yourself during the teenage years.

The set and costumes delivered the 80s vibe very well. The evening ended with a dance and sing-song lead by Mica Paris. Leaving the audience humming along to ‘Fame, I am Going To Live Forever’. 

I had a great evening out and the show is good viewing if you love a good musical.

Disclaimer – Bristol Hippodrome offered us 2 press tickets in return of an honest review and all words are my own.

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