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Richard Winsor joins the cast of Saturday Night Fever

Posted on 6 June 2019

Following the announcement that a brand new tour of Saturday Night Fever will dance across the UK this Autumn, we are thrilled to confirm initial casting for the hotly anticipated musical. Richard Winsor will leading Bill Kenwright’s reimagined and revitalized production as the iconic Tony Manero.

Winsor has performed around the world, starring as the principal dancer with Matthew Bourne for ten years. He then landed the lead role in the cult dance film, StreetDance 3D and then went on to play Caleb Knight in the BBC flagship medical drama, Casualty.

Winsor said: “John Travolta’s performance in the film Saturday Night Fever was what got me dancing as a kid. The disco scenes, his solo, his very masculine energy, it inspired me. The sheer immediacy, energy and atmosphere you get from the stage adds to the experience. That coupled with beautifully sung live music and amazing choreography is fantastic.”

Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero and his reckless yet thrilling road to dancing success. The musical features 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 favorites Boogie Shoes, Disco Inferno and for the first time will feature a group playing the Bee Gees live on stage.

Whilst paying homage to the movie, this new stage version promises more drama, more music and hot new choreography. It is directed and produced by Bill Kenwright, with choreography by Olivier Award winning Bill Deamer, designs by Gary McCaan, lighting by Nick Richings, and sound by Dan Samson. The stage adaptation is by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oakes.

Saturday Night Fever runs at the Belgrade from Tuesday 17 – Saturday 21 September 2019. Tickets are available to book now.