MUSICAL comedy Girls Just Wanna Have Fun comes to St Helens Theatre Royal this week – and promises audiences a show packed with fun, laughter and uplifting hit songs.

The new show comes from the writers of the hugely successful comedy sketch show Hormonal Housewives and features an unmissable cast including Maureen Nolan, Niki Evans, Stephanie Dooley and Olivier Award winner Leanne Jones.

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun began its world premiere tour in Telford last week before heading to St Helens. The show is presented by producers Red Entertainment in association with Stafford Gatehouse Theatre and The Place, Telford. It was originally scheduled to open and tour the UK in 2020 but, just two days before the start of rehearsals, the country went into its first national lockdown.

The production was originally set to star Linda Nolan but during the first lockdown, she received news her cancer had returned. Due to the rigours of touring, Linda’s sister Maureen stepped into the breach and took on the role for the inaugural tour. Maureen has an established and accomplished theatre career including the iconic role of Mrs Johnstone in the West End production of Blood Brothers.

Set in a karaoke bar, Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is a no-holds-barred comedy romp through everything life throws at the modern woman. The show is set against some of the most iconic pop anthems of all time including 9 To 5, We Are Family, Get The Party Started, I’m In The Mood For Dancing and, of course, Cyndi Lauper’s classic Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

Theatre manager Chantelle Nolan said: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is an uplifting show and features an excellent cast. Join us for an evening of music, laughter and most of all fun – the perfect way to enjoy a return to theatre. We’re working tirelessly to ensure theatregoers are safe and feel comfortable; we look forward to welcoming you back.”

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun is at St Helens Theatre Royal on Friday, September 17 at 7.30pm. For tickets, call 01744 756000 or visit