‘Top Of The Pops’ to be resurrected for stage production

Music programme set to make comeback featuring tracks from Blur, Oasis, David Bowie and Blondie

‘Top Of The Pops’ is set to return as a theatre production which will tour the UK from October this year.

The show will feature a cast of singers and dancers backed by a live band, along with material from the BBC’s ‘Top Of The Pops’ archive, Music Week reports.

Produced by the team behind Michael Jackson production Thriller Live, the show will offer songs from across the 70s, 80s and 90s and will feature tracks from artists including TRex, David Bowie, Blondie, Adam And The Ants, Duran Duran, Madonna, Oasis and Blur.

Vintage footage of the ‘Top Of The Pops’ chart will screen too, with audiences getting to pick which song from a list of five will feature in the show’s finale. It will premier at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne on October 18-20.

‘Top Of The Pops’ aired on BBC weekly until 2006, when it was axed after 42 years. In January, BBC Radio 1’s Official Chart show was revamped in a style similar to ‘Top Of The Pops’. Other than the odd Christmas show, this was the first time the Top 10 was screened visually since it got the axe.