Broadway hit Dirty Blonde looks likely to at last receive its West End premiere this autumn. US producers of the comedy, inspired legendary vaudeville star and Hollywood sex siren Mae West, had hoped to bring it to London last year but couldn't find the right home. Instead, Dirty Blonde now makes its UK and European premiere at Leeds' West Yorkshire Playhouse, where it plays from 5 July to 3 August 2002. Created by Claudia Shear and James Lapine, who also star and direct respectively, Dirty Blonde centres on two urban loners and their budding romance as they learn to discover a bit of Mae West swagger in their own lives. The UK production will feature the original New York cast.