By Tim Masters
Entertainment correspondent, BBC News
Tamsin Greig and Pedro Almodovar appeared on the red carpet
Spanish film director Pedro Almodovar joined the cast of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown on stage for the curtain call at its opening night.
The musical, at London’s Playhouse Theatre, is based on Almodovar’s Oscar-nominated 1988 black comedy.
The show stars Tamsin Greig in her first stage musical role.
Almodovar said there was a “huge difference” between the West End production and the original Broadway version, which flopped in 2010.
“In Broadway it was too big. Here they they’ve got the real dimension for the play,” he told the BBC after Monday’s opening.
Almodovar: “Huge difference between shows”
“There are two songs taken away and two new songs and I think they are wonderful. The rest of the music sounds completely different.”
The opening night audience included Greig’s Episodes co-star Stephen Mangan, Zoe Wanamaker, Graham Norton and Cherie Blair.
Greig plays the main role of Pepa in the Madrid-based comedy about female friends and their chaotic lives. The West End …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment