Tuesday 09 June 1998
Arts Theatre, Great Newport St, London, WC2 (0171-836 2132) 8pm
The Playhouse has struck gold with Steve Brown and Justin Greene's Spend, Spend, Spend!, a musical based on the life of Viv Nicholson, the Castleford housewife who honoured her pledge to "spend, spend, spend" after she won the first Pools mega-jackpot in 1962. It might be a heavy-handed cautionary tale for these Lottery-crazed times, but the cracking tunes and cheeky lyrics pay due homage to the complexities of a woman who dared to live for the day.
West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds (0113-213 7700) 7.30pm
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Review: Cilla, ITV TV
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