Strictly Star Faye Tozer has revealed she can’t wait to perform in Manchester this February, as one of the guest artists in a musical celebration of drama Queer as Folk.
The new show, STILL DOIN IT LIVE, marks the 20-year anniversary of the cult TV programme, and will see performances of the greatest anthems from Queer as Folk, by Manchester Camerata’s 28-piece orchestra and guest singers including Faye and original soundtrack artists.
Faye said: “Manchester – I hope you are ready, as it is going to be one amazing night. The majority of these tracks are hits in their own right, but to be re-working them with Manchester Camerata has been fabulous and I am really excited for everyone to see the show.”
She added: “Manchester has always been a place I have loved visiting, especially when on tour with Steps; the gay audiences have stuck with us for all these years, so this is my personal thank you by performing at this amazing anniversary show.”
Queer as Folk was written by Russell T Davies and documented the lives and loves of three young gay men, Stuart, Vince and Nathan, all set around Manchester’s Gay Village. It received international acclaim at the time and a cult status around its epic soundtrack, which included smash hits such as “I Am What I Am,” “Haven’t You Heard,” “Love Pains” and “Santa Maria” which filled dancefloors around the world.
The live show will be produced by TV, music and theatre writer Rob Ellis, who’s critically acclaimed comedy stage play “Fetish Knights,” enjoyed sell-out runs in two consecutive years at The Lowry, Salford.
Carl Darcy, director of CDC Events and co-executive producer said: “This is going to be an unmissable event and what better way of celebrating the 20-year anniversary of such an important show to the LGBTQ community, than with a musical spectacular. We’ve got some fabulous artists already on board and more to announce over the coming weeks, so watch this space.”
Faye Tozer, most well known for being a member of music sensation Steps, has performed in several musicals including Rhinestone Mondays and the Tailor-Made Man. She is currently competing in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing.
Manchester Camerata quoted by The Times as “Probably Britain’s most adventurous orchestra” were ‘Glastonbury Openers’ in 2017 and are behind the popular sell out shows “Hacienda Classical” and most recently “Disco Classical.”