VIDEO PREVIEW: Fast and Furious Live car stunt show flies into Sheffield
Petrol head fans of the adrenaline-fuelledÂ Fast and FuriousÂ movies - where the muscle cars are the stars - are in for aÂ high octaneÂ treat when the action explodes off the big screen and into real life.
Screeching tyres, burning rubber, petrol fumes, all the drifting and spectacular stunts from the film franchise are coming to Sheffield's FlyDSA Arena.
Fast & Furious Live, a two-hour show, will vroom into the venue for its only Yorkshire pit stop with three shows, including Saturday matinee, from Friday to Sunday, April 27 to 29.
BUY TICKETS: Tickets, priced £40.70 to £85.50, are available to buy in person from Sheffield FlyDSA Arena box, call 0114 256 5656 or visit www.flydsaarena.co.ukVIDEO: Watch our teaser video showing some of the explosive action
Billed as the most spectacular live arena production ever, it has been built on precision performance driving and new physics-defying stunts.
Favourite cars from the films will appear to race out of a big screen into the area itself, using locations that criss-cross the globe, brought to life with state-of-the-art 3D projection mapping.
It will transport fans into an immersive world of awe-inspiring moments from Universal Pictures’ record-breaking film series - including an incredible life like airplane crash, an exploding tanker and a nuclear submarine popping up out for the arena floor.
Fans are told they will feel the heat from flaming exhausts as they marvel at motor acrobatics as scene after scene unfolds enhanced by the most advanced digital projection technology imaginable.
Featuring several original cars from the films, as well as exact replicas of fan favourites — from Dom’s legendary Dodge Charger to the flip car from Fast & Furious 6 - Fast & Furious Live will evoke some of the boldest moments from the franchise.
In an exclusive chat bosses said stunt cars may well fly at the FlyDSA Arena.
"We'll be bringing to life all the great stunts fans have seen on the big screen," promised Fast & Furious Live creative director and executive producer, Rowley French.
“It’s been years in the making, and we are beyond excited to finally show fellow fans what we have been creating in order to bring Fast and Furious Live to the stage.
"With this mix of extraordinary stunts, special effects, cutting-edge 3D-projection mapping – as well as drivers pushing their own limits — every performance will create an unforgettable experience for the live audience."
The film series has earned more than $5 billion at the worldwide box-office but now fans are getting closer than ever to the spectacular action in a combination of fast moving metal, performance art and drama.
Characters played by Elysia Wren and Mark Ebulue in the live show are tracking down a master criminal - the plot ends there. This, like the film, is all about the action, recognising movie cars and unmissable thrills.
Thousands of the world’s best stunt performers and drivers applied for the opportunity to join the production and, following extensive auditions, have been whittled down to the ultimate elite team who completed a rigorous four-month training camp in preparation for the world tour.
They will be joined by some of the world’s leading parkour athletes - a global cast who will be performing stunts and ground breaking never-before-seen live action. The cast includes stunt drivers from all over the UK and Northern Ireland.
Vince Klaseus, President, Universal Brand Development, added: “Fast & Furious Live will allow audiences worldwide to experience the extreme action sequences from the franchise through an authentic live experience.
“With this live show, we are redefining fan access and bringing audiences closer than ever to their favourite movie moments.”
Phil Bowdery, Live Nation's Executive President Touring International Music, said: “As the world's largest live-entertainment company, we have been part of many incredible shows, but we are especially thrilled to be working on Fast & Furious Live, which will offer fans a spectacle on an unprecedented scale.”
* The tour visits Sheffield for four performances on Friday, Aprll 27, 8pm; Saturday, April 28, 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, April 29, 2pm For tickets and more information - CLICK HERE.