TV legend David Hasselhoff is to star in the world premiere of a new musical opening in Blackpool.
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life will open at the Opera House in October, with the former Baywatch and Knight Rider actor playing a nightclub owner on the party island of Ibiza in the early 1990s.
The Hoff, as he is known to fans around the world, will front the cast of this new show from the creators of Dreamboats And Petticoats and Boogie Nights – who promise ‘a heart-warming and hilarious story’ and the ‘party night of the year’.
The official world premiere will take place at the Winter Gardens on Friday, October 16, and the show runs until Sunday, November 1. Tickets go on sale on Friday.
Coun Graham Cain, Blackpool Council’s cabinet member for tourism and leisure, said: “This is another fantastic coup for Blackpool and we’re absolutely thrilled to be hosting a world premiere.
“From attracting a superstar who is a household name all over the world in David Hasselhoff to bringing in a show packed with hits that everyone will love is a real statement from the Winter Gardens.
“Our investment in the Winter Gardens is now really beginning to pay off in terms of the world class shows we’re attracting.”
And Michael Williams, Winter Gardens’ managing director, said the show would be fantastic for all music fans, fans of The Hoff and those just looking for a great night out.
“We are thrilled to be announcing that we have a world premiere at the Blackpool Opera House this year,” he added.
“The show looks great and I am confident this will be a memorable occasion for everyone.”
The Hoff plays an extrovert, party going, DJ and nightclub owner on the party isle of Ibiza at the start of the 1990s.
His teenage daughter arrives to stay for the summer and he has to cope with being a single parent to a girl who wants to meet boys and live the party life – and suddenly his motto becomes: “Do as I say, not as I did!” With a soundtrack including iconic hits of the decade, including Spice Up Your Life and Angels, Michael added: “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life ticks the box for so many people; Whether you grew up in the 90s, you were listening to your teenager’s music or you were watching the news there was so much going on and it will all be celebrated in this amazing show.
“The Hoff has such incredible appeal anyway and to be able to boast that he is coming to Blackpool to star in a world premiere is great news.
“We had a fantastic year at the Winter Gardens last year and the shows planned for 2015 are already looking like smash hits with Jesus Christ Superstar, Lord Of The Dance and Tommy the Rock Musical among the highlights we have.”
Tickets to Last Night A DJ Saved My Life go on sale at 10am on Friday, costing from £20. Show times and prices are available online at www.wintergardensblackpool.co.uk