Cleese Plans Wanda Musical

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Funnyman John Cleese is planning to take on the world of musical theatre - by creating a stageshow adaptation of his hit 1988 comedy A Fish Called Wanda.
The former Monty Python star and his daughter Camilla are hoping to adapt the movie script for the stage and create a musical version of the film.
Cleese hopes that his show will be able to mirror the success of Eric Idle's highly popular stage production of Monty Python's Spamalot, which has delighted theatregoers across the world.
He says, "I've been working on it with my daughter. She's 24 and six foot, two inches. She's much funnier and quicker than I am, so I limp along after her.
"We've knocked the story into shape. We're going to try a few lyrics and if it turns out we are no good - which is what I expect - we'll get a lyricist in.
"Right now, we are just working on the story and trying to figure out where all the songs should go."


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