The first of two Fame U.K. Reunion concerts is sold out. The original cast of the hit tv series Fame reunites for the first time on a U.K. stage in 35 years in The Auditorium of the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool. The concert on Sunday evening 5 May is sold out; for the matinee show on Monday 6 May (May Day) tickets are still available. In addition to the reunion concerts there is a Fame convention, meet & greets with the cast members and more. The reunion is initiated and produced by fans as a charity event to benefit the Claire House Children’s Hospice in Liverpool.
The Fame U.K. Reunion concerts will feature no less than eight original cast members of the Fame tv series: Erica Gimpel
(Coco), Valerie Landsburg (Doris), Lee Curreri (Bruno), Carlo Imperato (Danny), P.R. Paul (Montgomery), Cynthia Gibb (Holly), Nia Peeples (Nicole) and Jesse Borrego (Jesse). The cast is brought together by life long fan Sue Hinds who, with a team of volunteers, is producing the show in aid of the Claire House Children’s Hospice.
The Kids from Fame are one of the biggest pop acts from the 1980’s, emerging from the immensely popular television series Fame. The show ran for six seasons. Five television soundtrack albums were released. Due to huge demand, the cast members did two concert tours as ‘The Kids from Fame’ in the UK, Europe and Israel, including the Royal Albert Hall.
Valerie Landsburg said “I am so excited that we have sold out the first show, there is something very special about coming back to the UK for these concerts. I was sent to London to do press for FAME in 1982. I was bowled over by the effect the show had in the U.K. None of us had any idea. Coming back again to perform feels like a perfect circle back to these roots with the fans!’
Claire House Children’s Hospice helps seriously and terminally ill children live life to the full by creating wonderful experiences and bringing back a sense of normality to family life. By providing specialist nursing care and emotional support they help families smile again when life couldn’t get any tougher.
Valerie also added “The visit to Clare House Hospice was an eye-opening experience. This was an approach to support not only a child or teenager with a critical illness or a severe on going health situation that will shorten their life expectancy, but one that cradles the entire family through what may be the hardest journey of their lives.”