ProjectsFame (West End)

STORY
FAME is the original high school musical following a group of star struck students in New York’s School for the Performing Arts. From auditions to graduation you will share their dreams and disappointments in the quest for success.

Inspired by the Oscar winning movie, FAME the musical has encouraged generations to reach for the stars. 30 of the UK’s finest dancers and actors have been assembled for this legendary musical which features a spine tingling finale, prompting standing ovations at every performance.

Ian H Watkins is best known as one fifth of the hugely successful band STEPS, who had 15 Top Ten hits. In 2004 Ian was nominated for a Theatregoers Choice Award for the title role in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.
He went on to graduate from The Royal Academy of Music with a Distinction.  Recent theatre work includes Before Bristol (The Old Red Lion Theatre). Ian also appeared as a housemate in the Spring 2007 series of Celebrity Big Brother.

Natalie Casey is well known for her starring roles as ‘Donna’ in the BBC’s Two Pints of Larger & a Packet of Crisps and as ‘Carol Groves’ in Hollyoaks. Alongside a busy schedule of presenting and radio dramas, her theatre work includes Hobson’s Choice (Watermill Theatre) and Vagina Monologues (Palace Theatre, Manchester). Natalie was most recently seen as ‘Shepherd’ in The Flint Street Nativity (Playhouse Theatre, Liverpool).

CAST

THE ACTORS
Nick Piazza - Ian H Watkins
Serena Katz - Natalie Casey
Joe Vegas - George Maguire
THE MUSICIANS
Schlomo Metzenbaum - Matthew Thomas
Goodman 'Goody' King - Kevin McGuire
Grace 'Lambchops' Lamb - Natalie Hope
THE DANCERS
Carmen Diaz - Natalie Kennedy
Tyrone Jackson - Desi Valentine
Mabel Washington - Fem Belling
Iris Kelly - Danielle Cato
THE TEACHERS
Mr. Myers - Michael Gyngell
Miss Sherman - Jacqui Dubois
Mr. Scheinkopf - Phil Cole
Miss Bell - Emma Francis

ENSEMBLE
Fabian Aliose, Hannah Job, Kate Morris, Chris Piper, Vikki Marie Ryan, Sean Selby

SWINGS
Jacquie Biggs, Michelle Bishop, Lewis Griffiths, Jon Reynolds, Ricardo Coke-Thomas, Sarah-Louise Warden

INFO
Fame will be at the Shaftesbury Theatre from 4th May 2007 until 31st August 2007.