Wednesday, 11 April 2018

20th Century Boy - hit musical back to mark 40th anniversary of Marc Bolan's death

The hit musical inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, 20th Century Boy, returned to the stage in March on a UK-wide tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death.   It opened on 8th March at G-Live in Guildford. The production will enjoy a 20-week tour, visiting 27 theatres through to Saturday 30 June.

 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T.Rex, exposing some of the myths and taking the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life which was cut short by a cruel twist of fate.

At his peak, Bolan was arguably the biggest rock star the UK had ever seen. Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam and godfather of punk – Marc Bolan became a superstar and the press dubbed him “Bigger than the Beatles”. Before his tragic death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans. 20th Century Boy is a glorious celebration of glam rock at its colourful best!

 Showcasing some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy features many of Marc Bolan and T.Rex’s best-known iconic hits, including Ride a White Swan, Metal Guru, I Love to Boogie, 20th Century Boy and many more of their 70s classics. 
Following critical acclaim for his previous portrayal of Marc Bolan in the show’s highly successful runs, Olivier Award winning West End star George Maguire  returns to lead the cast of 20th Century Boy.

 The producers have said: “We are delighted to welcome George Maguire back to the role of Marc. George has been involved with the show from the early workshop stages and has an incredibly close connection with the material.”

 Featuring a new script by Nicky Graham and Colin Giffin, the production is directed by John Maher, and features more than 20 classic Bolan hits.  20th Century Boy is produced by GreatBrit Productions in association with Bolanic Productions.

 “A visual, aural and multimedia feast!” – The Stage

“A rip-rollicking rock and roll ride” – Manchester Evening News 

Catch the rest of the  run here:

17th – 21st April MANCHESTER - Opera House

23rd - 25th April PORTSMOUTH – Kings Theatre

26th – 28th April READING - The Hexagon

1st – 5th May BRADFORD - Alhambra Theatre

9th – 12th May KINGSTON – Rose Theatre

14th – 16th May CRAWLEY - The Hawth

17th - 20th May ST ALBANS – Alban Arena

22nd – 26th May NOTTINGHAM - Theatre Royal

28th – 30th May PRESTON - Charter Theatre

31st May LINCOLN - New Theatre Royal

4th – 6th June GLASGOW - King’s Theatre

7th – 9th June CARLISLE – Sands Theatre

11th – 13th June DARTFORD - Orchard Theatre

14th – 16th June LLANDUDNO - Venue Cymru

21st – 23rd June HIGH WYCOMBE - Wycombe Swan

26th – 27th June YORK - York Barbican

28th – 30th June CHELMSFORD – Civic Theatre

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