Buxton Opera House: 20th Century Boy

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20th Century Boy – The Smash Hit Marc Bolan Musical

This hit musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, returns to the stage to mark the 40th anniversary of the iconic star’s untimely death.

Featuring some of the greatest rock songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the life story of the legendary Bolan and his band T. Rex. This show exposes some of the myths and takes the audience on a tearful yet feel-good journey through Marc’s fascinating life, cut short by a cruel twist of fate.

Photo credit: 20th Century Boy – The Musical

Photo credit: 20th Century Boy – The Musical

At his peak, Bolan was arguably the biggest rock star 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 tragic 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. 20th Century is a glorious celebration of glam rock at its colourful best!

Featuring classic T.Rex 70s hits: Ride a White Swan, Metal Guru, I Love to Boogie, 20th Century Boy and many more!

Photo credit: 20th Century Boy – The Musical

20th Century Boy Buxton Opera House

Photo credit: 20th Century Boy – The Musical

“A glorious colourful evening which had the audience on its feet and dancing in the aisles”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★Evening Standard

“Definitely West End worthy”

★ ★ ★ ★ ★What’s On Stage

“A visual, aural and multimedia feast!”


20th Century Boy is at Buxton Opera House on from Monday 19th – Wednesday 21st March 2018.

Tickets are priced £22 – £32.50 with various discounts available, including half price tickets for students / JSA

To buy tickets and for more information call the Box Office on 01298 72190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk/event/20th-century-boy

Buxton Opera House, Water Street, Buxton, SK17 6XN