Actress Jorgie Porter will swap a television set for the stage as she stars in a new tour of Fame - The Musical. 

Based on the 1980 phenomenal pop culture film, Fame - The Musical is the international smash-hit sensation following the lives of students at New York’s High School For The Performing Arts as they navigate their way through the highs and lows, the romances and the heartbreaks and the ultimate elation of life. 

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

Hollyoaks actress Jorgie - best known for her role as Theresa McQueen in the hit Channel 4 show - will play Iris Kelly in the new production, which comes to the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre from November 26 to December 1.

The star, who finished runner up in Dancing on Ice, will be making her stage debut with the show and admits she is thrilled to get started when the tour kicks off in Manchester in July.

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.”

Jorgie will star alongside Keith Jack, playing Nick Piazza, who is best-known as runner-up on BBC1’s Any Dream Will Do. 

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

Tickets are on sale now. Visit the box office, call 0844 871 7607 or go to to buy.