Send us news by text, start your message Globe News and your send photos and videos to 80360
Funnyman Stan brings Wag A Musical to Wirral
A MUSICAL which pokes fun at footballers' wives and girlfriends comes to Wirral next month.
Written by comedian Stan Boardman WAG A Musical will staged at Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight on November 9 and 10.
It follows a sell-out premiere at the Unity Theatre in Liverpool earlier this year.
The Willaston-based entertainer wrote a World Cup Song in 2006. Its success led to a second song 'Wag Wag I want to be a Wag' being released three years later.
In 2010 he wrote 'Wag The Musical' but on the advice of Radio Merseyside presenter Billy Butler changed the title to 'Wag A Musical'.
Stan, who shot to fame as a contestant on TV talent show Opportunity Knocks, told the Globe today: "Rehearsals start next week and tickets are selling well, so I'm looking forward to bringing the show to the Gladstone.
"The show was an amazing success when it premiered at the Unity, never thought it would be as popular as it was.
"We were going to take it on tour, but we're not really ready for that at the moment. We are looking at making changes to the script to make it a bit stronger."
The show is produced by Roy Basnett, with music and lyrics by Paul McCoy.
Stan continued: "All the performers are from Merseyside and the Wirral production features two new cast members.
"I didn't have auditions, I just brought in people I knew. I had a girl from college and there was a mum who had to leave rehearsals to pick the kids up.
"The thing I like about the show is that it features performers who are relatively unknown."
Stan broke into showbusiness on 1970s talent show Opportunity Knocks and made such an impact that he topped the poll with the studio audience.
It lead to regular appearances on TV's The Comedians, which was first broadcast in 1971.
He also appeared on Live At Her Majesty's, Russell Harty, Des O'Connor Tonight, The Grumbleweeds Radio Show, Mike Reid's Mates and Music, A Question of Sport, Give Us A Clue and A Question of Entertainment.
As part of a tour celebrating 40 years since The Comedians was first broadcast, Stan appeared in a show at the Floral Pavilion.
Joining him were fellow regulars Roy Walker, Mick Miller and Duggie Brown.
As well as 'Live' performance from each of the comedians there was also archive clips on the big screen of late funnymen Charlie Williams, George Roper, Bernard Manning and Frank Carson.
Tickets for Wag A Musical are from the Gladstone Theatre box office on , which starts at 7.30pm, are from 0151 643 8757 or gladstonetheatre.org.uk