Anyone else seen this? I wasn't living in London Town at the time so never saw it, but from the film it seems like it would have been fantastic on stage. It's predictable, but Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts really go for it, both getting well deserved Oscar/Golden Globe/BAFTA nominations.
Anyone seen both and care to share a comparison?
*The play topic is locked! or I'd have just bumped that.
Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball have been cast in a new musical television film Tubby and Enid.
A BBC Two adaptation of Victoria Wood's That Day We Sang, the 90-minute film will begin shooting on January 6, 2014.
Wood said: "Tubby and Enid brings together everything I love, singing, dancing, comedy, love and chips.
"A musical set in '29 and '69 complete with tap dancing children, singing coal men and possibly a tram, was always going to be a big undertaking, and I'm very appreciative of the way everyone at the BBC has been so encouraging and supportive.
"Imelda and Michael are my dream team, superb professionals at the top of their game. I'm hoping to deliver something that will be a real treat for the audience."
Producer Paul Frift added: "Musicals for television are rare - to make a musical with Victoria Wood, Imelda Staunton and Michael Ball is pure heaven.
"Tubby and Enid is a beautiful universal love story, we will all be in floods of tears before the end."
That Day We Sang will also begin a run on the stage at the Manchester Royal Exchange this month.
Tubby and Enid is an Endor Production, written and directed by Wood, produced by Paul Frift and executive produced by Hilary Bevan Jones and Matthew Read.