Van Outen to star in limited run of Tell Me On A Sunday

Preview by Paul Nelson


DENISE Van Outen will return to the London stage to star in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black's award-winning Tell Me On A Sunday. The show will open at the Gielgud Theatre on Tuesday, April 8, following previews, and will play for a strictly limited 12-week season.

This will be Denise Van Outen's first appearance in the theatre since her triumph starring as 'Roxie Hart' in both the West End and Broadway productions of Chicago.

Tell Me On A Sunday became a best-selling album on its release in 1979 and was subsequently staged as part of Song & Dance at the Palace Theatre in 1981, where it enjoyed a record-breaking run.

It has now been expanded and re-worked for this new production to provide a full evening in the theatre. The show has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black, with additional contributions by Jackie Clune. Denise Van Outen will be recording an album of the show, which will be released in Spring 2003.

Tell Me On A Sunday, Directed by Matthew Warchus, Musical Supervisor Simon Lee. Produced by Bill Kenwright and The Really Useful Theatre Company at the Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1 on April 8. Tickets 020 7494 5065.