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Terry Johnson to direct premiere of Mrs Henderson Presents musical

Mrs Henderson Presents will open at the Theatre Royal Birth next year.
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Terry Johnson is lined up to direct a musical version of Mrs Henderson Presents, which will open at the Theatre Royal Bath next year.

The show is based on the 2005 film of the same name, and has lyrics by Don Black with music by George Fenton and Simon Chamberlain. Fenton also composed the music for the film.

Johnson’s previous stage credits include Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be at Theatre Royal Stratford East and La Cage aux Folles in the West End.

Mrs Henderson Presents is being produced by John Reid, Norma Heyman, Michael Harrison and Theatre Royal Bath. It is expected to open in Bath prior to a planned London run.

Full details of the creative team have not been announced, but The Stage understands that Andrew Wright, whose recent credits include Barnum and Singin’ in the Rain, is choreographing. Mike Dixon is understood to be the show’s musical supervisor.

A workshop of the musical was held last year, with a cast including Emma Williams, who recently appeared in Annie Get Your Gun.

Theatre Royal Bath could not be contacted for comment as The Stage published this article.