It was inevitable that Kylie Minogue would at some point find her name attached to the increasingly promiscuous industry of the West End “jukebox musical”. According to reports over the weekend, which claimed Minogue was working on a musical with novelist Kathy Lette, that point may have arrived sooner than many had expected – after all, Kylie’s pop career is still rather more buoyant than that of most of the artists whose songs are strung together by monkeys and typewriters in the name of theatrical entertainment.
Kylie’s spokesman says that any musical is very much in the stages where words like “mooted” and “embryonic” are being thrown around, and that Lette’s involvement is also by no means a certainty. Fans, though, are already excited at the prospect of seeing Minogue’s hits performed in a production even more over the top and extravagant than Kylie’s own live shows. It’s hard to imagine Brecht getting much of a look-in when it comes to the staging – the glitter, boas and sparkly tat of a December trolley-dash around your local pound shop might provide more apt.
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