Producers of Footballers’ Wives The Musical are fielding a Premiere League cast of West End stars this week for a workshop presentation as the new musical based on the iconic TV series, featuring 23 original songs, moves towards a full production.
A musical comedy noir, with book by Maureen Chadwick, co-creator of the original TV series, and music & lyrics by Kath Gotts (also co-creators of ‘Bad Girls – The Musical’), Footballers’ Wives The Musical is based around the first TV series, and follows the fall and rise of super-bitch Tanya Turner – captain’s wife and old school femme fatale – as she struggles to keep her marriage afloat to footballer and lothario, Jason Turner, amidst groupies, meddling club chairmen, deception, betrayal and murder.
It’s 2002. Premier League Football is the new Rock ‘n’ Roll, and Earls Park FC wives are living it to the max. These WAGs have the designer gear, the palatial homes, the flash cars and the handsome superstar husbands – and the press pack on their kitten heels at every turn.
Footballers’ Wives The Musical contains scenes of an adult nature and absolutely no football, along with disastrous hen and stag nights, a fairy tale wedding, deception, betrayal, Catholic guilt, and murder – plus a surprisingly happy ending.
Cast for the London showcase on Friday 22 November features: Simon Bailey as Jason, Natasha J. Barnes as Donna, Norman Bowman as Frank, Liam Doyle as Kyle, Alice Fearn as Tanya, Emma Hatton as Chardonnay, Emmanuel Kojo as Ian, Wendi Peters as Nurse Dunkley and Dean John Wilson as Salvo.