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Fame the Musical

King's Theatre, Edinburgh

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame The Musical is the international smash hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. This bittersweet but uplifting triumph of a show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance. Read more …

The critical consensus

The high-energy finale is still guaranteed to have the audience on their feet and leaving with a smile on their face!

****(*)Natalie O'Donoghue, Broadway World, 31/07/2018

The lesson to be taken from this school is, leave your preconceptions at the door – this isn’t a stage version of the film, or the TV series, it’s its own thing. And for what it is, it’s pretty darn good.

****(*)Martin Gray, All Edinburgh Theatre, 24/10/2018

Every performer deserves credit for giving their all in the ensemble moments.

***(*)(*)Lindsay Corr, Edinburgh Guide, 24/10/2018

With the odd powerhouse performance Fame is enjoyable, taking small chances but remains a safe production for all.

***(*)(*)Dominic Corr, The Reviews Hub, 25/10/2018

Fame the Musical needs some reworking if it is to “live forever” as the lyrics of its titular song suggests.

***(*)(*)Aisling McGuire, The Wee Review, 25/10/2018

Where and when?

King's Theatre, Glasgow from Monday July 30, 2018, until Saturday August 4, 2018. More info:

King's Theatre, Edinburgh from Tuesday October 23, 2018, until Saturday October 27, 2018. More info:

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