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Denise Van Outen on her one-woman stage show

posted 8 Mar 2014, 08:02 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 8 Mar 2014, 08:07 ]

Denise Van Outen says her one-woman show – a Shirley Valentine for the 90s generation – draws on her own life. Expect heartbreak, passion, hard work and the pursuit of happiness, writes Janet Christie

Denise Van Outen is happy going it alone. In her new one-woman romantic comedy opening in Edinburgh this week, she’s alone on stage in the same set for the entire performance, sings all seven of the 1980s hits in the score solo, and provides the laughs and sighs. When the curtain comes down the former Big Breakfast presenter, DJ, Strictly runner-up, singer and actress has earned the standing ovation she gets from her fans when I catch the show in Leeds for sheer effort alone.

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