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About 20th Century Boy
Returning to the road in spring 2018, 20th Century Boy is a fantastic glam rock celebration of Bolan, Bowie and great '70s hits.
Featuring some of the best 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 great musical journey.
Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam and godfather of punk, Bolan was arguably the biggest rock star the UK had ever seen. "Bigger than The Beatles", the media said. 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 No.1 hits and an army of fans.
With classic songs including Get It On, I Love to Boogie, Ride a White Swan, Tainted Love, Heroes, Bye Bye Love, and of course 20th Century Boy, this show is a glorious story and a colourful celebration of glam rock at its best.
Nominated for Best New Musical (Manchester Theatre Awards), 20th Century Boy is guaranteed to have you dancing in the aisles. So grab your platform heels, your feather boa and your flared trousers and boogie on down!
“A rip-rollicking rock and roll ride” – Manchester Evening News
“Show of the week” – Mail On Sunday
“A visual, aural and multimedia feast!” – The Stage
Last updated: March, 2018
In London for one week only.
This smash-hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, explodes onto stage 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 an emotional yet joyful journey through Marc’s fascinating life. And it’s a musical journey too, taking in 1960s rock’n’roll, Bob Dylan-inspired folk and of course, glam rock.
Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam and godfather of punk, Bolan was arguably the biggest rock star the UK had ever seen. His songs are still loved today and his musical legacy lives on in film and TV, including the iconic Levi’s commercials, Billy Elliot and Moulin Rouge.
Packed with all T Rex’s 70s hits, staged by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live) and with a West End cast, 20th Century Boy is a glorious story and a celebration of glam rock at its colourful best.
Starring Sue Jenkins (Brookside/Casualty), Luke Bailey (Waterloo Road) and Warren Sollars (Mamma Mia!).
If you’re already a glam rock fan, come and relive the era of glitter and feather boas. If you’re not, you will be after a night at 20th Century Boy. Come and enjoy the story of the boy who wanted to be bigger than Elvis!
* * * * "Show of the week" - Mail on Sunday
* * * * "Definitely West End worthy" - Whatsonstage
* * * * * "A glorious colourful evening. Had the audience on its feet and dancing in the aisles!" - Evening Star