THE SMASH HIT MUSICAL INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF GLAM ROCK LEGEND MARC BOLAN 20TH CENTURY BOY RETURNS TO THE STAGE TO MARK THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ICONIC STAR’S UNTIMELY DEATH

FEATURING OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING WEST END STAR GEORGE MAGUIRE

ON NATIONAL TOUR FROM 8 MARCH 2018.

A glorious colourful evening which had the audience on its feet and dancing in the aisles” Evening Star

“Definitely West End worthy” – What’s On Stage

“A visual, aural and multimedia feast!” – The Stage

DSC_4411_sThe hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, returns to the stage on a UK-wide tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death.  Opening on 8th March at G-Live in Guildford, the production will enjoy a 20-week tour, visiting 27 theatres through to Saturday 30 June.

Following critical acclaim for his portrayal of Marc Bolan in the show’s highly successful runs at the New Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich in 2011 and the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry in 2012, Olivier Award winning West End star George Maguire (Sunny Afternoon) returns to lead the cast of 20th Century Boy.

The producers said: “We are delighted to welcome George Maguire back to the role of Marc. George has been involved with the show from the early workshop stages and has an incredibly close connection with the material.”

Featuring a new script by Nicky Graham and Colin Giffin, the production is directed by John Maher, and features more than 20 classic Bolan hits.  20th Century Boy is produced by GreatBrit Productions in association with Bolanic Productions.

20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T.Rex, exposing some of the myths and taking the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life which was cut short by a cruel twist of fate.

At his peak, Bolan was arguably the biggest rock star the UK had ever seen. Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam and godfather of punk – Marc Bolan became a superstar and the press dubbed him “Bigger than the Beatles”. Before his tragic death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans. 20th Century Boy is a glorious celebration of glam rock at its colourful best!

Showcasing some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy features many of Marc Bolan and T.Rex’s best-known iconic hits, including Ride a White Swan, Metal Guru, I Love to Boogie, 20th Century Boy and many more of their 70s classics.

“A rip-rollicking rock and roll ride” – Manchester Evening News   

“The music was terrific!   A brilliant band – Express   

“Show of the week” – Mail On Sunday

“Twentieth century boy set to inspire new generation” – Manchester Evening News    

“Flawless new musical celebrating the life, loves and talent of Marc Bolan” – What’s On Stage (5*****)

20TH CENTURY BOY – THE MUSICAL – SPRING / SUMMER 2018 – UK Dates include:

MARCH 2018

8th – 10th March                  GUILDFORD – G Live – Website – www.glive.co.uk

13th – 17th March                 BLACKPOOL – Grand Theatre – Box Office No: 01253 290190 / Website – https://www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk/event/20th-century-boy-musical/

19 – 21st March                   BUXTON – Opera House – Website – www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk

22nd – 24th March                BROMLEY – Churchill Theatre – Website – www.churchilltheatre.co.uk

27th – 29th March                DONCASTER – Cast – Website – www.castindoncaster.com

30th March                         POOLE – The Lighthouse – Website – www.lighthousepoole.co.uk

31st March                         YEOVIL – Octagon Theatre – Website – www.octagon-theatre.co.uk

APRIL 2018

3rd – 7th April                      BILLINGHAM – Forum Theatre – Website – www.forumtheatrebillingham.co.uk

10th – 12th April                   MALVERN – Forum Theatre – Website – www.malvern-theatres.co.uk/forumtheatre

13th – 15th April                 CHESTERFIELD – Winding Wheel – Website – www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk

17th – 21st April                 MANCHESTER – Opera House – Website – http://www.atgtickets.com/shows/20th-century-boy/opera-house-manchester/

23rd – 25th April                 PORTSMOUTH – Kings Theatre – Website – www.kingsportsmouth.co.uk

26th – 28th April                   READING – The Hexagon – Website – www.readingarts.com/hexagon

MAY 2018

1st – 5th May                       BRADFORD – Alhambra Theatre – Website – www.bradford-theatres.co.uk/venues/thealhambra-theatre

9th – 12th May                     KINGSTON – Rose Theatre – Website – www.rosetheatrekingston.org

14th – 16th May                   CRAWLEY – The Hawth – Website – www.parkwoodtheatres.co.uk/The-Hawth

17th – 20th May                  ST ALBANS – Alban Arena – Website – www.alban-arena.co.uk

22nd – 26th May                   NOTTINGHAM – Theatre Royal – Website – www.trch.co.uk

28th – 30th May                   PRESTON – Charter Theatre – Website – www.prestonguildhall.co.uk

31st May                            LINCOLN – New Theatre Royal – Website – www.newtheatreroyallincoln.co.uk

JUNE 2018

4th – 6th June                      GLASGOW – King’s Theatre – Website – www.atgtickets.com/venues/kings-theatre

7th – 9th June                     CARLISLE – Sands Theatre – Website – www.thesandscentre.co.uk

11th – 13th June                  DARTFORD – Orchard Theatre – Website – www.orchardtheatre.co.uk

14th – 16th June                  LLANDUDNO – Venue Cymru – Website – www.venuecymru.co.uk

21st – 23rd June                   HIGH WYCOMBE – Wycombe Swan – Website – www.wycombeswan.co.uk

26th – 27th June                  YORK – York Barbican – Website – www.yorkbarbican.co.uk

28th – 30th June                  CHELMSFORD – Civic Theatre – Website – www.chelmsford.gov.uk/theatres

For more information on 20TH CENTURY BOY – THE MUSICAL, check out the following website / social media links:

Website – http://www.20thcenturyboythemusical.co.uk/

Facebook –  https://www.facebook.com/BolanicProductions/

Twitter – https://twitter.com/20thCenturyBoy4

Additional Information – https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/articles/e059d91d-1141-47e9-8c67-c779db4190b6

2018 You Tube Live Video Promo Trailer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HnVjp8h5zg&feature=youtu.be

Other YouTube Music Video Showreels – https://www.youtube.com/user/BolanicProductions