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Some Girl I Used to Know - Arts Theatre

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING a UK tour earlier this year, the one-woman show Some Girl I Used to Know co-written by and starring Denise Van Outen, is transferring to the Arts Theatre, where it runs from August 22 to September 13, 2014.

Stephanie Canworth has it all. She’s beautiful, has a successful career, a supportive husband and she’s a media darling; life is great. But it takes just one Facebook poke from a blast-from-the-past and all the old memories start flooding back – candy floss, kisses, first loves and broken hearts – and with the old memories come the old temptations.

Some Girl I Used to Know is described as an hilarious and touching one-woman musical play about life and love, featuring a party mix tape of songs from the 80s and 90s including Culture Club and Soft Cell.

Denise Van Outen‘s musical theatre credits include Tell Me On A Sunday, Chicago, Legally Blonde, Rent and Les Miserables. She has also appeared on stage in Stop The World I Want to Get Off, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The Play What I Wrote.

As well as presenting television programmes such as The Big Breakfast, Something for the Weekend, Who Dares Sings, Grease: Summer School Musical, The Friday Night Project and The 5 O’Clock Show, Van Outen also hosted Grease Is The Word for NBC in the USA and appeared as a panallist on the BBC’s I’d Do Anything and Any Dream Will Do. And last year (2013) she took part in Strictly Come Dancing.

As an actress, she has appeared on screen in Hotel Babylon, The Empress’ New Clothes, Where the Heart Is and Murder in Mind (TV); One Careful Owner, Are You Ready for Love, Manilla Envelopes and Love, Honour and Obey (film).

Co-written by Terry Ronald, Some Girl I Used to Know is directed by Michael Howcroft and has musical supervision by Steve Anderson.

Also at the Arts Theatre: Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman’s Ghost Stories (run extended to Sunday, January 18, 2015).