Absolutely Fabulous will not be making the transition to a stage musical, Ruby Wax has insisted.
Wax works as script editor on the long-running comedy, has revealed that the team did consider adapting it for the stage. But she said that she and writer Jennifer Saunders decided against the move.
She told the Telegraph:
It wouldn’t work as a musical. I don’t think things ever sound better when they’re musicals as nobody can write good music nowadays, apart from Andrew Lloyd Webber, of course.
Absolutely Fabulous recently returned for two specials, shown on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. A third will be broadcast in the summer to coincide with the London Olympics.
While Edina and Patsy will not be making it to the stage, Saunders did recently confirm that she is “definitely going to do” an Absolutely Fabulous movie once she finishes work on the Spice Girls musical.
However, Gavin And Stacey writer and star Ruth Jones did recently confirm that she wants to adapt her own show as a musical.