Adam Garcia stage adaptation of Saturday Night Fever

Adam Garcia stage adaptation of Saturday Night Fever

The West End has borrowed from the cinema very profitably in recent years. Shows like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and Singin' in the Rain took well loved films and adapted them for the stage, secure in the knowledge that there would be a ready made audience from the films' fans. Saturday Night Fever opened at the London Palladium in 1998 and played for nearly two years. It was based on the 1977 smash hit film starring John Travolta as Tony Manero, a New York Italian roughneck, who falls in love and realises there are more important things in life than his weekly chance to strut his stuff at the disco. The stage adaptation by Nan Knighton used the songs by the Bee Gees which had greatly contributed to the huge success of the film. The infectious disco rhythms of songs such as 'Staying Alive', 'You Should Be Dancing', 'Jive Talking', and 'Night Fever' were just as crucial to the success of the stage version. This sequence shows Adam Garcia as Tony Manero, recreating the famous dance routine which influenced amateurs on dance floors everywhere.