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
The 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:
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
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
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
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:
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