A new musical based on The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ is in development.
Sue Townsend's book, chronicling the life of a frustrated Leicester teenager, was one of the biggest selling titles of the 1980s and was subsequently adapted as both a play and a TV series.
And now, according to The Stage, a musical version is under commission by Leicester's Curve Theatre and the Royal and Derngate in Northampton.
Curve chief executive Fiona Allan told The Stage: "We think the show is in great shape. Obviously it needs a bit more work but with where it's got the next step really has to be the stage.
"We would love to find a commercial producer who can see its potential, not just for touring but for coming into London."
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