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Some Girl I Used To Know launches at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Denise Van Outen’s new musical opens in Leeds ahead of a national tour.

Some Girl I Used to Know

Denise Van Outen stars in a one-woman play with music, Some Girl I Used to Know, which she has also co-written with Terry Ronald. The UK tour of this new show begins at West Yorkshire Playhouse from 30th January to 8th February, and it continues to ten venues following its national opening in Leeds. This is the first time Denise has ever toured the UK.

Stephanie Canworth has it all; a successful career, supportive husband and she’s a media darling. But it takes just one Facebook poke from a blast-from-the-past and all the old memories come flooding back. Is this really the life she wants? A mixtape of songs from the 80s and 90s accompany Stephanie’s journey down memory lane.

Denise Van Outen’s Broadway and West End performances include Tell Me on a Sunday, Chicago, Rent: Remixed and Legally Blonde, and her television roles include Mary in Hotel Babylon, Michaela in The Empress’ New Clothes, Leigh Jackson in two series of Babes in the Wood and Kim Blakeney in two series of Where the Heart Is. Last year, she was runner-up in Strictly Come Dancing. She currently presents her own Saturday lunchtime show on Magic 105.4.

Terry Ronald’s career began with a recording contract with MCA records in 1991, and his single What the Child Needs was a huge club hit in Britain and America. Variably as a vocal producer, arranger, songwriter, performance coach and backing singer, he has worked with Kylie Minogue, Danni Minogue, Boyzone, Lulu, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Girls Aloud, Atomic Kitten, The Wanted, Cheryl Cole, Westlife and The Saturdays. His debut novel Becoming Nancy was shortlisted for the 2012 Polari First Book Prize. Terry helped to create The Hurly Burly Show, along with Polly Rae, William Baker and Steve Anderson, which had three successful West End runs.

Some Girl I Used to Know has musical supervision by Kylie Minogue’s long-term musical collaborator, Steve Anderson. Steve has written songs for Britney Spears, Westlife and Atomic Kitten. He was Musical Director of Rent: Remixed in the West End, which starred Denise Van Outen and Siobhan Donaghy, and The Hurly Burly Show. He is currently Musical Director for Leona Lewis’s Glassheart tour.

Tickets can be reserved by calling West Yorkshire Playhouse Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or by visiting www.wyp.org.uk.

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