Victoria Wood has written a stage version of her hit TV show, 'Dinner Ladies'. Casting so far includes two of the original TV cast, Andrew Dunn and Shobna Gulati. The story line is to be taken from the second series when their characters fell in love egged on by the kitchen staff. The production will tour the UK from April next year, opening in Windsor, with a season in the West End planned for Dec 2009. It's NOT a musical! Windsor Theatre Royal April 6th -11th £30.50-£12.50 Further tour dates announced soon.
The wonderful Josie Lawrence is a well know comedienne in the UK thru the series 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' which has actually been sold to many countries around the world. Around the time she got a name as a improv comedienne she was building a great reputation as an actress with the RSC. With them, she performed in 'The Taming Of The Shrew', 'Faust' and 'The Cherry Orchard'. She stared in the all female version of 'Much Ao About Nothing at the Globe Theatre on the Thames. She won top awards for both 'Shrew' and 'Much Ado'. In 2001 she made a great impression on the musical theatre world by replacing Elaine Paige at the London Palladium in the Broadway transfer production of 'The King And I'- personally chosen by Ms Paige! Since that show she has appeared in Victoria Woods 'Acorn Antiques- The Musical'. Her first musical was a 1993 West End bound, ill fated, musical of Daniel Defoes 'Moll Flanders'. The show opened to cold reviews from the critics and never made it past its premier at the Lyric in Hammersmith. The CD of it doest put over any great masterpiece.
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