VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of Judy Garland Musical JUDY!

VIDEO: Go Behind The Scenes Of Judy Garland Musical JUDY!A series of three short documentaries are being released prior to the official opening of the poignant biographical musical Judy!. Charting the turbulent life of acclaimed chanteuse Judy Garland, the show opens this May at the Arts Theatre in London's West End.

With narration by musical theatre legend Elaine Paige, and interviews hosted by leading theatre critic Mark Shenton, the documentaries follow the show's journey from a 60-seat theatre in Fulham to the Arts Theatre, as well as exploring the design process and providing cast interviews.

Writer and director Ray Rackham said: "I'm delighted that we've been given the opportunity to explore the journey of the play. It really has been a dream come true, taking the show - and almost all of the cast who originated the roles - from the studio space at London Theatre Workshop in December 2015 to the Arts Theatre, West End, in May 2017. I'm so grateful to Elaine and Mark for being part of this process."

The first episode, released today, features interviews with Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston and Lucy Penrose - the three actresses who play Judy. Watch the video below!

The documentaries were filmed on location by West End Video at the Arts Theatre, Brasserie Zedel and the Hippodrome - the latter where Garland performed her last ever London concert in 1969.

Judy! opens at the Arts Theatre on 16 May and runs until 17 June. Watch a trailer below!

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