Folowing our recent announcement that Rhinestone Mondays was heading to Manchester, the 2012 leg of the tour has been pulled. The show will now finish the tour in Wimbledon on 26 November. As jukebox musicals go, it was always going to be a little different as Rhinestone Mondays, is believed to be the UK’s first Country & Western compilation musical comedy.
Former Steps stars Faye Tozer and Ian 'H' Watkins star alongside Eastenders’ Shaun Williamson and Lyn Paul (taking a break from 13 years of playing Mrs Johnstone in Blood Brothers) as members of the Warbleswick “Monday Night All Star Line Dancing Club” who fight, feud and fall in and out of love.
Written by Joe Graham and directed by Phil Wilmott, Rhinestone Mondays features a slew of Country hits including Billy Ray Cyrus’ “These Boots Are Made for Walking”, Patsy Cline’s “Crazy”, Tammy Wynette’s “Stand by Your Man”, Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”, Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Achy Breaky Heart”, Roy Rodgers’ “Happy Trails” and Glen Campbell’s “Rhinestone Cowboy”.
The romantic comedy is produced by Ian Liston, Richard Ireson, and Paul Tyrer and Jamie Clark for The Booking Office, in a co-production with the Mercury Theatre, Colchester.
The former members of Steps have reunited for for a Sky Living documentary with the aim of getting the band back into the charts. It is not known why Rhinestone Mondays is not continuing to tour next year.