Casualty star Richard gets a fever

Richard Winsor will star in Saturday Night Fever
Richard Winsor will star in Saturday Night Fever
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Ex-Casualty star Richard Winsor will star in a new production of Saturday Night Fever at the Opera House in the autumn.

The former principal dancer with the Matthew Bourne company - who’s starred around the world in productions such as Swan Lake, Edward Scissorhands and The Car Man - will recreate the iconic role of Tony Manero, the character which shot John Travolta to fame in the classic movie.

Richard played medic Caleb Knight in Casualty for more than three years, until the character’s dramatic death in a knife fight last year, and this role is his first major part in a musical.

A spokesman said: “Forty years since its famous UK cinema release, Saturday Night Fever is a reimagined and revitalised music and dance spectacular.

“Saturday Night Fever tells the story of Tony Manero, and his reckless, yet thrilling road to dancing success.

“The musical features the Bee Gees’ greatest hits including Stayin’ Alive, Night Fever and Tragedy as well as 70s favorites Boogie Shoes, Disco Inferno and for the first time will feature a group playing live on stage.”

The show runs from Tuesday, October 30 to Saturday, November 3.