Kristin Chenoweth to star in Soapdish in London?

Stiles and Drewe’s musical could receive its UK premiere at The Other Palace

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
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According to sources, Wicked and Glee star Kristin Chenoweth could be set to return to London in Stiles and Drewe's Soapdish.

The musical, an adaptation of the 1991 film starring Sally Field, Robert Downey Jr and Whoopi Goldberg, tells the backstage story of the cast and crew of a popular fictional television soap opera.

It was first workshopped in 2010 with Gavin Creel and Sally Ann Triplett and received a rehearsed reading in New York in 2012 starring Chenoweth alongside Jane Krakowski. The musical could now receive its UK premiere at the newly rebranded The Other Palace next year.

Stiles and Drewe's writing partnership has flourished in recent years with successes including Mary Poppins, Half a Sixpence and The Wind in the Willows.

Chenoweth originated the role of Glinda in Wicked and has other credits including On the Twentieth Century and You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown for which she won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.

It was announced recently that the St James Theatre would be rebranded to The Other Palace, following its purchase by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Artistic director Paul Taylor Mills recently announced the venue's first season including Frances Ruffelle in The Wild Party.