By Mark Shenton
25 Jun 2014
In the show, she plays Stephanie Canworth who has it all; a successful career, supportive husband and she's a media darling. But it takes just one Facebook poke from a former love and the memories come flooding back. Is this really the life she wants? Songs from the 80s and 90s, including cover versions of torch songs by Soft Cell and Culture Club, accompany her journey down memory lane, as well as the title song, which has been specially written for the show by Steve Anderson and Terry Ronald.
Van Outen's West End appearances include Tell Me on a Sunday, Chicago, Rent: Remixed and Legally Blonde, and her television roles include Mary in "Hotel Babylon," Michaela in "The Empress’ New Clothes," Leigh Jackson in two series of "Babes in the Wood" and Kim Blakeney in two series of "Where the Heart Is." She was runner-up in the 2013 "Strictly Come Dancing." She currently presents her own Saturday lunchtime show on Magic 105.4.
Ronald's career began with a recording contract with MCA records in 1991, and his single "What the Child Needs" was a club hit in Britain and America. Variously as a vocal producer, arranger, songwriter, performance coach and backing singer, he has worked with Kylie Minogue, Danni Minogue, Boyzone, Lulu, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Girls Aloud, Atomic Kitten, The Wanted, Cheryl Cole, Westlife and The Saturdays. His debut novel "Becoming Nancy" was shortlisted for the 2012 Polari First Book Prize. He helped to create The Hurly Burly Show, along with Polly Rae, William Baker and Steve Anderson, which had three successful West End runs.
Some Girl I Used to Know is directed by Michael Howcroft and designed by Morgan Large, with lighting by Joshua Carr and sound by David Gregory. Musical supervision is by Steve Anderson. It is produced by Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7836 8463 or visit www.SomeGirlIUsedToKnow.com for more details.