The off-Broadway musical comedy I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change will receive its West End premiere this summer when it opens at the Comedy Theatre on 28 July 1999.

The show, which has been playing at New York's Westside Theatre since August 1996, traces all the different states of relationships from being single to finding the right partner, realising the right partner might be the wrong partner, and widowhood.

The West End production is directed by Joel Bishoff, the original American director. It will feature Graham Bickley, who starred in 1997's Maddie and is currently appearing in the Birmingham Rep revival of The Pajama Game, which will transfer to the Victoria Palace in September. Bickley will be joined in the cast by Shona Lindsay (who starred last year as Christine in The Phantom of the Opera), Gillian Kirkpatrick and Russell Wilcox.

The book and lyrics for I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change are by Joe DiPietro with music by Jimmy Roberts. Songs include 'Single Man Drought', 'Always a Bridesmaid' and 'Marriage Tango'.

I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change follows the revival of Tennessee Williams' Suddenly Last Summer into the Comedy Theatre. Suddenly Last Summer, starring Sheila Gish and Rachel Weisz, is scheduled to finish its run on 17 July 1999.