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10:23 AM 10th September 2021
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The Perfect Ladies Night At Victoria Theatre, Halifax

From the writers of the hit comedy Hormonal Housewives, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, the brand-new musical comedy show is coming to the Victoria Theatre Halifax on Wednesday 15 September 2021.

Credited as a hilarious night out where audiences can join in throughout the show, It will have you and the girls (and boys) dancing in the aisles. Starring legendary Nolan sister, Maureen, in the role of Karen, Stephanie Dooley from CBBC’s Creeped Out in the role of Jocelyn, X-Factor Finalist Niki Evans taking on the role of Jackie, and completing the line-up, Olivier Award Winner Leanne Jones in the role of Angie. This stellar cast are sure to ‘Get The Party Started’.

Originally scheduled to open and tour the UK in 2020, just two days prior to the start of rehearsal, the UK was plunged into its first national lockdown leaving producers, Red Entertainment, no alternative but to press pause and wait until such time as it was safe for the cast to prove that girls really do just wanna have fun!

The production was originally set to star Linda Nolan but during the first lockdown, she received news her cancer had returned. Linda had to make some tough decisions about her future and, with the full support of producers at Red Entertainment, it was decided that owing to the rigours of touring it would be wise for Linda to step down from her commitments to Girls Just Wanna Have Fun. Linda’s talented sister Maureen Nolan stepped into the breach to support Linda and play the role in this inaugural tour. Maureen Nolan has an established and accomplished theatre career including the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone in the West End production of Blood Brothers
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Matt Brinkler at RED Entertainment said:

“We are delighted that Maureen will be part of the cast of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun and we all felt she was the most natural choice to take over from her sister. The display of strength and support is echoed by many around the country at this time”.

When asked how she was feeling Linda Nolan said:

“I’m gutted that I can’t do the tour, I was really looking forward to getting back to doing some live work but at the moment it’s not possible. If anyone is going to take my place, I’m delighted that it’s Maureen and I’ll be there dancing in the aisles”.

Maureen Nolan added:

“I wish the circumstances were different, but I am delighted to be joining this fabulous fun production and thank the producers of the show for their faith in me and support and understanding”.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun will take a no-holds-barred comedy romp through everything life throws at a modern-day woman. Sex, diets, men, fashion, chocolate, wine and more wine all feature in a riotous script, set in a local karaoke bar - can you see where this is going? It’s ‘going’ to be a great night out, that’s where!

The show will also feature some of the biggest and most iconic of all pop anthems including '9 to 5', 'We Are Family', 'Get The Party Started', 'I’m In the Mood For Dancing' and of course Cyndi Lauper’s classic 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun'. By the very start of the night, everyone will be singing at the top of their voices, laughing at the true-nature sketches and dancing to the greatest hits!



Tickets for this show are available from £28.75, and are available online at:

www.victoriatheatre.co.uk

Or by calling the Box Office on 01422 351158.