Thursday, May 24

Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter to star in new UK Tour of Fame

Selladoor Productions have just announced that Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter will star in the  new UK Tour of Fame - The Musical which opens at the Manchester Palace in 20 July for a brand new 30th Anniversary Tour.  (Mica and Jorgie are scheduled to perform until Mica Paris 2nd December 2018 and Keith Jack until 16th Jun 2019).

Keith Jack, will play Nick Piazza, is best-known as runner-up on BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do. His extensive theatre credits include: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (UK Tour) Only The Brave (Edinburgh Festival) Sincerely Mr Toad (Edinburgh/Greenwich) HMS Pinafore (UK Tour) Forever Plaid (St James Theatre, London) and many pantomimes across the UK. Keith’s concert appearances include performing for HM The Queen at the Parliament Picnic, Choices for Life, Lauder Live and BBC 2’s Friday Night is Music Night; Music, Music . He also has appeared on John Barrowman’s album tour, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Birthday Concert (Hyde Park) and BBC’s Songs of Praise.

Mica Paris who joins the cast as Miss Sherman is one of the UK’s most respected female singers with top 10 hit singles and albums worldwide spanning her 30 year career. Most recently, Mica recorded a new single in honour of Ella Fitzgerald with Guy Barker orchestra. A well-known face on TV Mica has appeared as a broadcaster and presenter on shows including BBC 1’s What Not To Wear. Gok Wan's Miss Naked Beauty for Channel 4 and ITV's CelebAir and is also a regular guest on ITV’s This Morning and Loose Women. Mica also played American Jazz Singer, Amelia Walker in At Bertram’s Hotel – Miss Marple for ITV Productions. She presented The Gospel of Gospel for Channel 4 and was also a contestant on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing 2006. Mica’s stage credits include Mama I Want To Sing, The Vagina Monologues and Sweet Lorraine in the West End and more recently Sylvia in the UK tour of Love Me Tender, based on the music of Elvis and Mama Morton in the UK Number one tour of Chicago.

Jorgie Porter, playing Iris Kelly, is best known for her role as Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 drama serial Hollyoaks. Her nominations include Best Serial Drama Performance at the National Television Awards and Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards. She played the role of Miss Croft in BBC1’s highly acclaimed remake of Are You Being Served.Jorgie was a contestant on the seventh series of Dancing On Ice on ITV and made it all the way to the final where she finished runner up, returning for Dancing On Ice: Champion Of Champions. Jorgie has also starred in many award-winning shows including I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! (ITV), Lip Sync Battle (Channel 5) & Celebrity First Dates in aid of Stand Up To Cancer (Channel 4).

Keith, Mica and Jorgie will be joined by Hayley Johnston/Mabel, Stephanie Rojas/Carmen, Molly McGuire/Serena, Jamal Crawford/Tyrone, Albey Brooks/Joe, Louisa Beadel/Lambchops, Simon Anthony/Schlomo, Alexander Zane/Goody, Katie Warsop/Miss Bell & Resident Choreographer, Dermot Canavan/Mr Scheinkopf, Cameron Johnson/Mr Myers with ensemble members  Rebecca French, Daisy Twells, Tom Mussell, Morgan Jackson, Ryan Kayode and swings Tabitha Camburn  and Ike Fallon.
Fame will be Directed and Choregraphed by Nick Winston with Design by Morgan Large, Lighting design by Prema Mehta and Sound Design by Ben Harrison. Mark Crossland is Musical Supervisor.

Featuring the Oscar-winning title song and a cast of outstanding dancers, singers, musicians and rappers as they transform from star struck pupils to superstars. Fame - The Musical will indeed live forever.

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