Goodnight Sweetheart: The musical? | Plans for a stage revival

Goodnight Sweetheart: The musical?

Plans for a stage revival

The creators of Nineties sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart are planning to turn it into a musical.

Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran say that they are 'some way down the line of doing a stage musical' based on the comedy, which starred Nicholas Lyndhurst as a man called Gary Sparrow who discovers a time portal.

Although married in the present day, he embarks on an affair with a barmaid in 1940 London, whom he convinces is a British spy.

'I think there is life in Gary Sparrow yet,' Marks told BBC News.

The pair have previously created the musicals Dreamboats and Petticoats and Save the Last Dance for Me – and say Goodnight Sweetheart could hit the stages as early as next year.

'It would reflect the series,' says Marks.'It would be a much more elaborate story and it would contain the same characters.'

The sitcom celebrates its 20th birthday tomorrow, as it was first broadcast on BBC One on November 18, 1993 and ran until 1999. 'When all is said and done, it was really comedy about adultery,' Marks admitted.

Marks and Gran recently revived another sitcom for the stage, Birds Of A Feather, leading to a TV comeback.

Published: 17 Nov 2013

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