Seventies superstar David Soul is to resurrect once again Nick Darke's The Dead Monkey this month, but in a rather unconventional theatrical fashion. Soul first revived the 1986 black comedy, in which he acts and produces, for a run at the fringe New End Theatre in north London in March 1998 and then brought it to the West End last September for a nine-week run at the Whitehall Theatre where it was widely panned by critics and closed early after cancelling matinee performances.

Now Soul has recruited his old 'Starsky and Hutch' co-star Antonio Fargas, who played 'Huggy Bear' in the popular 1970s TV series, to breathe new life into the production. The two, who have not worked together for 20 years, will team up for six performances only from 24 March at The Fridge night club in Brixton, south London. The evening will begin with a staging of The Dead Monkey, followed by a live concert and special club night.

Andrew Czezewski, owner of The Fridge, describes the evening as 'a unique and first of its kind experiment that brings together live theatre and live music to the Brixton club scene.' During the play, the three-strong Dead Monkey cast, which also includes Soul's co-producer and real life partner Alexa Hamilton, will be joined on stage by The Fridge's own creative team of disc jockeys and in-house band members who will play the show's music.

Afterwards, the three actors and various guest artists will stage a live concert. Soul, who had a number of international hits in the 70s and early 80s, is currently preparing a French release of his new album, 'Leave a Light On'. Fargas, also a songwriter, has recorded a rap album that is due for US release later this year.

The Dead Monkey was originally produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Barbican Pit in 1986. Nick Darke's latest play, The Riot, is currently playing at the National's Cottesloe Theatre.

The Dead Monkey evening opens at The Fridge 24 March for six performances only on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, starting at 8.00pm and running until after 3.00am. For further information, contact The Fridge box office on +44-171-326-5100.