20th Century Boy: Wimbledon
New Wimbledon Theatre
This brand new musical, inspired by the life of rock legend Marc Bolan, explodes onto stage nearly 40 years after the star’s tragic death. Featuring some of the greatest pop songs ever written, 20th Century Boy tells the story of Marc Bolan and his band T Rex, dispersing the myths and taking the audience on a joyful yet poignant journey through Marc's fascinating life. Rocker, poet, electric warrior, king of glam and godfather of punk, Bolan was arguably the biggest rock star the UK had ever seen. ‘Bigger than The Beatles’ the media said. Before his tragic death in 1977, just days short of his 30th birthday, Bolan lived life at breakneck speed, creating a series of iconic images, a string of number 1 hits, and an army of obsessive fans. Packed with all T Rex’s 70s hits, staged by Gary Lloyd (Thriller Live) and with a West End cast, 20th Century Boy is a glorious story and a celebration of Glam Rock at its colourful best.