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20th Century Boy
10th April 2018 - 12th April 2018
THE SMASH HIT MARC BOLAN MUSICAL
This hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, returns to the stage to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death. Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex.
This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life, 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!
‘A visual, aural and multimedia feast!’ The Stage
Ticket price includes a £1 contribution to our heritage fund.
It was good, but didn't thrill me. The start was delayed by about 25 mins, apparently due to technical issues, but nobody bothered to explain this to the audience until about 5 mins before the delayed start. The theatre was filled with dry ice throughout the performance, which left me with a nauseous feeling. The show seemed to miss out or gloss over important aspects of his life then feature totally irrelevant scenes. Difficult to understand what some actors were singing/saying. Overall ok but really wanted it to be better.
This is a fantastic show.
All the performers are very talented. Singing was tremendous from all the cast.
If you were a teenager in the early 70's these are the songs you danced to at the discos.
Don't miss it! You go home full of youth!