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The Bee Gees' Smash Hit Musical: When John Travolta walked on to the dance floor in the smash hit film Saturday Night Fever it changed the way we danced forever. Set in New York, Saturday Night Fever tells the story of an ambitious, talented and streetwise Brooklyn kid with the burning desire to make it big. Packed with disco hits from the biggest selling soundtrack in film history Saturday Night Fever includes the classics Stayin Alive, Night Fever, Jive Talking, You Should Be Dancing and How Deep is Your Love.
"Here I am. Prayin' for this moment to last. Livin' on the music so fine. Borne on the wind. Makin' it mine. Night fever, night fever. We know how to do it. Gimme that night fever, night fever. We know how to show it." (Night Fever from Saturday Night Fever, lyrics by Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb and Maurice Gibb - The Bee Gees)
Combining a cast of some of Britain's most talented young singers and dancers, a live orchestra and sensational choreography, Saturday Night Fever is the dance musical event of the year, the perfect disco dazzler.
"Saturday Night Fever, the seventies-set disco musical, is back in London, the same show as the one seen six years ago at the Palladium, but fitting more snugly into the Victoria Apollo... The dancing, by an impeccably drilled team does the business, and the climatic competition is particularly good, with the Puerto Rican pair swivelling and slithering all over one another. Nostalgics like me will be in polyester paradise; normal people might just find it irresistible too." The Mail on Sunday
"Arlene Phillip's production had its moments: a deft You Should Be Dancin', some genuinely fancy footwork during the disco showdown. But there was no momentum and even less feeling. By the time the curtain finally fell, Saturday Night Fever, felt more like slight nausea and a bit of a headache." The Sunday Telegraph
"Like a dog-eared copy of Playboy, the 1970s are back... This revival of the 1998 stage version of the 1977 film underlines the extreme male narcissism of those disco-dancing times, with choreographic invention largely confined to the area between hip and thigh... But hey, this is the Bee Gees not Beethoven, and a 30-strong cast give it all they've got." The Sunday Times
David Ian, co-producer of Saturday Night Fever on stage said: "I remember the film clearly, I was 16 or 17 when it was released and it had an enormous impact on me. All of a sudden, dancing was cool for guys, rather than hanging out with a pint of lager. We want to recreate the film as closely as possible, the production has one of the biggest casts in the West End, a full orchestra and some spectacular sound and lighting. Expectation can be a millstone, a film that has been such a huge success is a great source and helps to ignite interest, but basically you've got to make it on your own. We did it with Grease and I know we're going to do the same with Saturday Night Fever."
Saturday Night Fever in London at the London Palladium previewed from 21 April 1998, opened on 5 May 1998 and closed on 26 February 2000, returned Apollo Victoria Theatre previewed from 2 July 2004, opened on 6 July 2004 and closed on 18 February 2006