PUT the sweatbands and legwarmers back in the wardrobe, as a big summer show has been cancelled at the Pavilion theatre next month.

Based on the Oscar winning musical film and hugely successful TV series, Fame - The Musical had been scheduled to run at the venue from July 28 – August 2.

A spokesman for the production company released the following statement: “It is with considerable regret that it has become necessary to curtail the current tour of Fame the Musical.

"Fans of the show have been thrilled by this new production, which has enjoyed a five month run, but in a difficult economic climate and with World Cup fever it simply hasn’t attracted a wide enough audience.

"Our heartfelt thanks go out to the cast, crew and creative team, the Fame audiences, and the theatres and theatre managers who have been incredibly supportive.”

For more information please contact BH Live on 0844 5763000 or visit bic.co.uk.