Musicals, festivals and things outdoors 2018

Fame – The Musical

30th July-4th August

The King’s Theatre, 297 Bath St, Glasgow G2 4JN

Three decades on from the curtain up that signalled the start of its first staged performance at the Coconut Grove Playhouse in Miami Florida, Fame: the Musical is coming to Glasgow’s iconic King’s Theatre as part of a new seven month UK tour commencing Summer 2018.
Sellador Worldwide, producers of Footloose, Avenue Q, Little Shop of Horrors and Flashdance present a bold new stage adaptation of the cult musical developed from David De
Silva’s 1980 film chronicling the trials and tribulations of a group of students attending the High School of Performing Arts in New York City.
Featuring a soundtrack littered with magical numbers familiar to audiences across the globe, including Out Here On My Own and the titular song Fame, and star turns from a cast including star Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat), Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks, Dancing On Ice), this twenty-first-century presentation of ‘80s nostalgia is guaranteed to thrill audiences nationwide.

Tickets from: £14.

European Championships/Festival 2018

2nd-12th August

George St, Glasgow G2 1DU

Summer 2018 heralds the dawn of a brand new sporting era, through the launch of a multi-sport initiative featuring some of the greatest athletes from across the continent competing at the pinnacle of six different disciplines, including Cycling, Gymnastics, Triathalon, Rowing and Golf. While Glasgow aims to repeat the success of the 2014 Commonwealth Games by hosting another high-profile festival of sport, the city will also be buzzing with the sights and sounds of a fun-filled cultural programme including music, circus performers, dance, theatre and visual arts. Festival 2018 is the perfect accompaniment to eleven days of sporting action. From the Great Big Opening Party in the heart of George Square, to the variety of boundless entertainment on offer at Glasgow Green, another prominent cultural hotspot throughout the Games, Festival 2018 promises to be a cornerstone of the atmosphere generated throughout the Games and ensure that the inaugural European Championships will be regarded as an unqualified success.
Play your part and support Glasgow in their quest to discover the mark of a champion.