Hit show will bring Marc Bolan classics to Lincoln

George Maguire stars as Marc Bolan in 20th Century Boy
George Maguire stars as Marc Bolan in 20th Century Boy

The smash-hit Marc Bolan musical 20th Century Boy is back on tour to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death.

And it will be at Lincoln’s New Theatre Royal next month.

Following critical acclaim for his portrayal of Marc Bolan in the show in 2010 and 2011 Olivier Award winning West End star George Maguire returns to lead the cast as Marc Bolan.

A spokesman for the show’s producers said: “We are delighted to welcome George Maguire back to the role of Marc.

“George has been involved with the show from the early workshop stages and has an incredibly close connection with the material.”

The show tells the life story of the legendary Marc Bolan and his band T.Rex, exposing some of the myths and taking the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through the star’s fascinating life.

At his peak, Bolan was arguably one of the biggest rock stars the UK had ever seen.

Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam and godfather of punk – Marc Bolan became a superstar and the press dubbed him ‘bigger than the Beatles’.

Before his sudden death in 1977, a few days short of his 30th birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number one hits and an army of obsessive fans.

This show is a celebration of glam rock at its colourful best.

The show features many of Marc Bolan and T.Rex’s most iconic hits, including Ride a White Swan, Metal Guru, I Love to Boogie, 20th Century Boy and many more of their 70’s classics.

The show is in Lincoln from May 31 to June 2.

Tickets are available from the box office on 01522 519999 or online at https://bit.ly/2Hos4bK