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The Sir Harry Secombe Trust revive Fame The Musical at Swansea Grand Theatre

By MarkRees | February 05, 2016

The Sir Harry Secombe Trust revive Fame The Musical at Swansea Grand Theatre

"FAME, I'm gonna live forever — baby remember my name" sang the cast of The Sir Harry Secombe Trust's original production of Fame The Musical ten years ago — and in many cases, people did indeed remember their names.

Tonight, a new breed of local stars-of-the-future will resurrect the favourite for a new decade of fans, but the original gang haven't forgotten their roots and will be reuniting to cheer on the next generation as they look to emulate their success.

The class of 2006, who set up a reunion Facebook page to support the class of 2016, include Catherine Mort, fresh from her stint as a diva in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical at Wales Millennium Centre, and panto stars Stefan Pejic, who spent the festive period at Swansea Grand Theatre alongside Louie Spence as Fleshcreep in Jack and the Beanstalk; Stephanie Hughes, who swung from the rafters as Tinkerbell in the Gwyn Hall's Peter Pan; and Michael Rees, who joined the likes of Mike Doyle and Gareth Thomas in Cardiff's New Theatre's Aladdin.


Fame The Musical, which is based on the film of the same name, is set during the last years of New York City's High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street, a celebrated institution with a reputation for churning out talented young performers.

It is a bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring story, of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of gruelling artistic and academic work.

With candour, humour and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today, including prejudice, identity, self-worth, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

And of course, it's packed with powerful dynamic dances and memorable songs including Irene Cara's chart-topping title song.




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