A workshop performance of a new musical based on the television series Footballers’ Wives is being staged this week, from the team behind Bad Girls the Musical.
The showcase for Footballers’ Wives the Musical will take place in London later this week – November 22 – with a cast including Natasha J Barnes, Alice Fearn, Emma Hatton and Dean John Wilson.
Simon Bailey, Norman Bowman, Liam Doyle, Emmanuel Kojo and Wendi Peters will also appear in the workshop.
Based around the fictional Premier League football team Earl’s Park FC, Footballers’ Wives the Musical features 23 songs and follows the same characters as the TV series, which ran from 2002 to 2006.
Footballers’ Wives the Musical is written by Maureen Chadwick, who co-created the original ITV series, with music and lyrics by Kath Gotts.
Together, Chadwick and Gotts wrote the 2006 musical adaptation of Bad Girls, which ran at West Yorkshire Playhouse and then in the West End.
The workshop presentation will have musical direction by Gemma Hawkins, while Tom Kelly will act as musical associate. Casting is by Harry Blumenau and general management by Arden Entertainment.
It is produced by Gotts and Chadwick’s Big Broad Productions.