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Book Review • A Fanny Full of Soap • Nichola McAuliffe

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A Fanny Full of Soap: The Story of a West End Disaster: The Story of a West End Musical

Rogues & Vagabonds

A Fanny Full of Soap: The Story of a West End Disaster: The Story of a West End Musical

I may just have found the perfect beach read. Nichola McAuliffe is primarily known for her acting work and while A Fanny Full of Soap is not her first foray into fiction, it must surely be the one most directly based on her own experiences. Remember that Salsa musical? Yes, that one.

It is no surprise that my attempts to interview McAuliffe after the show closed came to nothing: why on earth would she tell all when her best revenge was to come in the form of this gloriously funny book?

Murderous Instincts at the Savoy in 2004 has already gone down in theatrical history as one of the worst examples of vanity producing and short-lived runs. The stories that leaked and the direct comments made by McAuliffe and others, served to…

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