A Fanny Full of Soap: The Story of a West End Musical
By: Nichola McAuliffe (author)Paperback
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Leading lady and one-time telly star, Eleanor Woodwarde's life is collapsing around her exquisitely turned ankles. Her career has hit the skids, her husband is chasing a chicken-eating spider up the Amazon, and her son has forgotten she exists. As an alternative to suicide, she takes the lead in an overblown West End "salsa" musical. However, she soon discovers the producer's volatile incompetence is matched only by the length of his cigar, a rival actress is after the number one dressing room, and the director can't keep his hands to himself. Eleanor fears for her sanity, but as top turn, she knows that, at fifty quid a skull, the show must go on...
Nichola McAuliffe is one of Britain's most versatile actors, having worked regularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company and at the National Theatre, as well as on television. She won rave reviews as the wicked Baroness in the stage musical adaptation of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium. She is also the acclaimed author of The Crime Tsar (Bloomsbury) a re-imagining of MacBeth, and a children's book, Attila, Loolagax and the Eagle (also Bloomsbury).
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