A new musical version of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life will come to the stage in October, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Brown and a book by Brown and Francis Matthews. The production will play a limited engagement at the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich, beginning October 3, prior to a hoped-for West End transfer.

It's a Wonderful Life is produced by Avalon Promotions. The comedy promoters first broke into musical theater with Jerry Springer - The Opera. Brown's credits include the Olivier Award-winning Spend Spend Spend. The musical will be directed by New Wolsey artistic director Peter Rowe, designed by Libby Watson and choreographed by Francesca Janes, with musical direction by Dane Preece.

For further information, visit www.whatsonstage.com.