FAME The Musical has come to Bradford as part of a 30th anniversary tour.

Three decades ago the famous 1980 film about New York’s High School For The Performing Arts was transformed into a stage show.

Keith Jack, Mica Paris and Jorgie Porter took to the road in the latest production, and will be at the Alhambra Theatre until Saturday, September 1.

The show follows the lives of several students during their years at the High School from wide-eyed first arrival to their departure as fully-fledged actors, singers and dancers.

Along the way they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life.

The bittersweet but uplifting show explores the issues that confront many young people today: prejudice, identity, pride, literacy, sexuality, substance abuse and perseverance.

Keith Jack, playing Nick Piazza, is best-known as runner-up on BBC1’s talent show Any Dream Will Do.

His extensive theatre credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Only The Brave, Sincerely Mr Toad, HMS Pinafore and Forever Plaid.

Keith’s concert appearances include performing for the Queen at the Parliament Picnic, Choices for Life, Lauder Live and BBC 2’s Friday Night is Music Night.

Mica Paris who joins the cast as Miss Sherman, is one of the UK’s most respected female singers with top 10 hit singles and albums worldwide spanning her 30-year career.

Most recently, Mica recorded a new single in honour of Ella Fitzgerald with the Guy Barker orchestra. She has appeared as a presenter on shows including BBC 1’s What Not To Wear, Gok Wan’s Miss Naked Beauty for Channel 4, and is a regular guest on ITV’s This Morning and Loose Women.

Jorgie Porter, playing Iris Kelly, is best known for her role as Theresa McQueen in the Channel 4 drama serial Hollyoaks.

Jorgie said: “I am so excited to be making my stage debut playing Iris Kelly in Fame. The musical is one of my favourite-ever films and I can’t wait to open the show in Manchester, my home town.

“I’ve not had a chance to perform ballet for a long time, it’s what I originally trained in - so I’m looking forward to getting my ballet shoes on!”

Call 01274 432000 or visit bradford-theatres.co.uk to book tickets.