Victoria Wood
(© Catherine Ashmore)
Victoria Wood
(© Catherine Ashmore)
Suzie Toase (Into the Woods at Royal Opera House) and Leanne Rowe (currently in London's Dirty Dancing) will head the cast of the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of a new version of Victoria Wood's 1978 comedy Talent, which will have a limited run, September 17-November 14, at this theater in Southwark. The revival is co-produced with the Old Laundry Theatre in Bowness, where the show will run, August 17-September 12.

Wood will direct the new production which will be designed by Roger Glossop, with lighting by Paul Anderson, sound by David Ogilvy. and musical supervision by Nigel Lilley. Joining Toase and Rowe will be Mark Curry, Mark Hadfield, Jeffrey Holland, and Eugene O'Hare.

It's talent night at Bunter's nightclub, and contestant Julie and her fat friend Maureen are waiting backstage. As they're plunged into a world of ukulele-wielding pensioners, crotch-grabbing comperes and some long-buried personal history, Julie and Maureen have to decide how lucky they really want to be.

For more information, visit www.whatsonstage.com.