Dave Simpson's new comedy musical Girls' Night Out has confirmed a limited ten-week London season at the Victoria Palace Theatre from Wednesday 25 February.The engagement follows a successful national tour which started in August 1997.
Girls' Night Out explores the storylines from both sides of the curtain of a male strip club in the north of England during an unforgettable hen night (a.k.a. a bachelorette party). The production features 40 musical numbers - a show soundtrack is currently in the works and expected for release in February.
The eight-strong cast includes Diana Davis, best known for her TV role as Mrs. Bates in British soap Emmerdale.
Simpson, well-known for his writing on British soaps such as Emmerdale and Coronation Street, was writer-in-residence at the Library Theatre Manchester where he wrote Raving Beauties which has been produced in several regional theatres across the UK. His spin-off Girls' Night Out in Ibiza begins touring in the autumn. Both Girls' Night Out and Raving Beauties are scheduled to begin film productions later this year.
Girls' Night Out is directed and choreographed by Carole Todd whose credits include Elvis The Musical, Ferry Cross the Mersey, Blues in the Night and the recent RNT production of Wild Oats. Girls' Night Out is produced by Paul Farrah and Bill Kenwright. --By Terri Paddock
What's On Stage, London