BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do runner-up Keith Jack, singer and TV presenter Mica Paris and Hollyoaks star Jorgie Porter will front a 30th Anniversary UK Tour of Fame – The Musical.

Based on the 1980 musical film of the same name, the musical tells the story of several students who attend New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life.

A bittersweet but uplifting musical, thirty years on, the show still explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance

The extensive tour begins previews at the Manchester Palace Theatre on 20 July 2018 and will travel up and down the UK visiting over 30 theatres in 2018 and 2019.

The cast also includes Hayley Johnston, Stephanie Rojas, Molly McGuire, Jamal Crawford, Albey Brooks, Louisa Beadel, Simon Anthony, Alexander Zane, Katie Warsop, Dermot Canavan, Cameron Johnson, Rebecca French, Daisy Twells, Tom Mussell, Morgan Jackson, Ryan Kayode.

Full List of UK Tour Dates

2018 FAME THE MUSICAL UK TOUR DATES

20 Jul – 25 Jul | Manchester Palace Theatre (previews)
26 Jul – 28 Jul | Manchester Palace Theatre
30 Jul – 04 Aug | Glasgow Kings
06 Aug – 11 Aug | Venue Cymru
13 Aug – 18 Aug | Blackpool Winter Gardens
20 Aug – 25 Aug | Tunbridge Wells
27 Aug – 01 Sep | Bradford Alhambra
03 Sep – 08 Sep | The Hexagon Reading
10 Sep – 15 Sep | His Majesty’s Theatre Aberdeen
24 Sep – 29 Sep | New Theatre Cardiff
01 Oct – 06 Oct | New Victoria Theatre Woking
08 Oct – 13 Oct | Sheffield Lyceum Theatre
15 Oct – 20 Oct | Bridlington Spa
22 Oct – 27 Oct | Edinburgh King’s Theatre
29 Oct – 03 Nov | Ipswich Regent Theatre
05 Nov – 10 Nov | Brighton Theatre Royal
19 Nov – 24 Nov | New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
26 Nov – 01 Dec | Aylesbury Waterside

2019 FAME THE MUSICAL UK TOUR DATES

21 Jan – 26 Jan | Everyman Theatre
28 Jan – 02 Feb | Shrewsbury Severn Theatre
18 Feb – 23 Feb | New Wimbledon Theatre
25 Feb – 02 Mar | Eden Court Theatre Inverness
04 Mar – 09 Mar | York Opera House
11 Mar – 16 Mar | Liverpool Empire
25 Mar – 30 Mar | Grimsby Auditorium
01 Apr – 06 Apr | Swansea Grand
08 Apr – 13 Apr | Sunderland Empire
15 Apr – 20 Apr | The Regent Theatre Stoke
10 Jun – 15 Jun | Bristol Hippodrome
24 Jun – 29 Jun | Milton Keynes Theatre
15 Jul – 20 Jul | Floral Pavillion Wirral
12 Aug – 17 Aug | Marlowe Theatre Canterbury