The iconic 80s musical full of hits, but with a serious side too, comes to The Arts Theatre 

Fame, the hit 1980 movie about students at a performing arts school, spawned a hugely popular TV series, numerous 80s hits – including the iconic Oscar-winning theme – and an equally popular musical. The latter, celebrating its 30th anniversary, comes to the Arts Theatre from 29 April to 4 May, and features UK soul star Mica Paris (Love Me Tender, Chicago), Keith Jack (Any Dream Will Do) and Jorgie Porter (Hollyoaks).

Follow the highs and lows, romances and heartbreaks as the students ultimately experience the elation of life. The bittersweet, uplifting tale (based on the film, rather than the milder series) explores issues that confront many young people today, such as prejudice, sexuality and substance abuse. Tickets from £20, suitable for ages 12 years and up.