This brand new musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, explodes onto the Grand Opera House stage on Monday 2nd June, nearly four decades after the iconic star’s tragic death.
Featuring some of the greatest pop songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the story of Marc Bolan and his band T.Rex, exposing some of the myths and taking the audience on a journey through Marc’s fascinating life. 20th Century Boy is a celebration of glam rock at its colourful best.
Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam and godfather of punk, Bolan was arguably the biggest rock star the UK had ever seen. Before his tragic death in 1977, just 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.
West End and Musical theatre star Warren Sollars (Mamma Mia!, From Here To Eternity) will lead the cast of the musical, 20th Century Boy, playing the Glam Rock legend Marc Bolan. He will be joined by TV stars Sue Jenkins (Brookside, Coronation Street) and Luke Bailey (Waterloo Road, Casualty).
This new production will feature some of Marc Bolan and T.Rex’s most iconic hits including Ride A White Swan, I Love To Boogie and Get It On.
Rolan Bolan, Marc Bolan’s son said, “It is amazing that certain music can stand the test of time throughout all of our lives, for particular songs and artists can represent a special time and place that we all hold dear. Musical tastes change throughout a lifetime but there is always a band that stays close to our hearts and the music of T.Rex and my father, Marc Bolan, is still treasured by fans and continues to find many more admirers. Through song, laughter and tears, we come together to remember and keep a little of Marc in our hearts”.
Producer Nicky Graham said: “Every day I used to drive past the tree on Barnes Common where Marc tragically lost his life. The site has become a shrine for Bolan fans from all over the world. We were inspired to hold a sell-out concert at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to celebrate Marc’s life and from there the idea of the musical was born.”
20th Century Boy runs at the Grand Opera House from Monday 2nd until Saturday 7th June. Tickets start at £18.50 and can be purchased in person at the Theatre Box Office, online at www.goh.co.uk or via telephone on 9024 1919.
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