Night Fever Cast

July 27, 2018 | By | Reply More

Richard Winsor takes Travolta role in Saturday Night Fever

Richard Winsor is to play Tony Manero in the UK tour of Saturday Night Fever which arrives at the Playhouse in October, his first stage appearance since joining Casualty as the ill-starred Caleb Knight.

Winsor has big dance chops. He was a principal dancer with Matthew Bourne for ten years and played the lead in cult dance movie StreetDance 3D. He also played Caleb Knight in Casualty for over three years – dramatically exiting the BBC drama when Caleb lost his life in a knife fight.

Richard Winsor is to play Tony in Saturday Night Fever

Richard Winsor is to play Tony in Saturday Night Fever

Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero – the role which famously rocketed John Travolta to screen stardom – and his reckless, yet thrilling road to dancing success. The new tour will play the Edinburgh Playhouse October 23 – 27.

The musical features some of the Bee Gees’ greatest hits including Stayin’ Alive, How Deep Is Your Love, Night Fever, Tragedy and More Than a Woman as well as 70s favourites Boogie Shoes and Disco Inferno. Unlike previous productions, the tour will feature a group playing the Bee Gees live on stage.



During his time with Matthew Bourne, Winsor led Bourne’s celebrated production of Swan Lake, as well as Dorian Gray, Edward Scissorhands, The Car Man and Play Without Words.

It is forty years since Saturday Night Fever‘s UK cinema release. Now a reimagined and revitalised as a music and dance spectacular, the Bill Kenwright production opens in London at the New Wimbledon Theatre on 30 August 2018. The nationwide tour includes Liverpool, Dublin, Birmingham, Bristol, Aylesbury, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Blackpool, Llandudno, Bradford and Cardiff.

instant hit

The movie, with story by Nik Cohn, was an instant hit when it was released in cinemas and the associated album remains the best-selling movie soundtrack of all time.

The stage adaptation is by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oakes and, while paying homage to the movie, this new version promises “more drama, more music and hot new choreography”.

Direction is by Bill Kenwright, with choreography by Olivier Award winning Bill Deamer, designs by Gary McCaan, lighting by Nick Richings, and sound by Dan Samson.

Further casting will be announced at a future date.

Listings and Links

Saturday Night Fever
Edinburgh Playhouse, 18 – 22 Greenside Place, EH1 3AA. Phone booking: 0844 871 3014
Tuesday 23 – Saturday 27 Oct 2018
Evenings: 7.30pm, Matinees Weds, Thurs, Sat: 2.30pm.
Tickets and booking details: www.atgtickets.com.

The original movie, its soundtrack and novelisation are available to buy. Click the images for details:
   

 

 

 

Saturday Night Fever on tour:
30 Aug – 8 Sep Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
0844 871 7646 Book online
11 – 15 Sep Liverpool
Empire Theatre
0844 871 3017 Book online
18 – 22 Sep Dublin
Bord Gais
353 (1) 677 7999 Book online
25 – 29 Sep Birmingham
New Alexandra Theatre
0844 871 3011 Book online
2 – 6 Oct Bristol
Hippodrome Theatre
0844 871 3012 Book online
9 – 13 Oct Aylesbury
Waterside Theatre
0844 871 7607 Book online
16 – 20 Oct Glasgow
Kings Theatre
0844 871 7648 Book online
23 – 27 Oct Edinburgh
Playhouse
0844 871 3014 Book online
30 Oct – 3 Nov Blackpool
Winter Gardens
0844 856 1111 Book online
13 – 17 Nov Llandudno
Venue Cymru
01492 872000 Book online
20 – 24 Nov Bradford
Alhambra
01274 432000 Book online
27 – 1 Dec Cardiff
Wales Millennium Centre
029 20636464 Book online
Tour continues 2019:
8 – 12 Jan 2019 Dartford
Orchard Theatre
01322 220000 Book online
22 – 26 Jan 2019 Manchester
Opera House
0844 871 3018 Book online
29 Jan – 2 Feb 2019 Hull
New Theatre
01482 300 300 Book online
12 – 16 Feb 2019 York
The Grand Opera House
08448 472 322 Book online
5 – 9 Mar 2019 Newcastle
Theatre Royal
08448 11 21 21 Book online

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