The new musical will have workshops ahead of a run in 2025.

It has been announced that a musical adaptation based on the film starring Jennifer Garner and Mark Ruffalo is being written for the stage by Josh Goldsmith and Cathy Yuspa.

The story of a 13-year-old who wishes to live as a 30-year-old, with her wish coming coming true with unexpected results, will first be presented at four script-in-hand, public workshop performances at Battersea Arts Centre on Wednesday 25 October, Thursday 26 October, Friday 27 October and Saturday 28 October at 7:30pm. Tickets are on sale now via the Battersea Arts Centre. Plans for a full production re being set for summer 2025.

While the company has yet to be announced, the production will be directed by Andy Fickman (Heathers) and casting for the adult company is by Will Burton for Grindrod and Burton Casting while casting for the children is by Keston and Keston.

The show has original tunes penned by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, who have previous credits including First Dates and High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and future projects including a musical version of 17 Again. 

Further details about the musical have yet to be announced.


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