Dinnerladies: The stage show

Wood pens 2009 tour

Victoria Wood is to launch a stage version of her sitcom Dinnerladies next year.

Her new play is based on the second series of the BBC sitcom, which originally aired in 1999, and original stars Shobna Gulati and Andrew Dunn will be reprising their roles as Anita and Tony.

The script revolves around the ‘reluctant love story’ between Tony and colleague Bren, egged on by the rest of the kitchen staff.

The production will be staged at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, in April as part of a national tour, although no other dates have yet been announced.

Wood, 55, has previously enjoyed West End and touring success with Acorn Antiques: The Musical, which was staged in 2005.

She gave permission for the first amateur stage show based on Dinnerladies earlier this year, when Port Talbot Little Theatre performed three episodes of the TV series.

Published: 4 Nov 2008

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