Jackie the Musical is returning to Dundee to bring the sounds of the 70s to the Gardyne Theatre – before the UK tour starts.
The popular teenage magazine-inspired show will be performed to its home audience ahead of the national 2016 UK tour.
Produced by The Gardyne Theatre in partnership with DC Thomson, the production will be treating Dundee audiences on March 11 and 12.
Jackie was published between 1963 and 1993 and at its peak sold more than one million copies a week.
Manager of the Gardyne Theatre, Alan Dear, said it was a privilege to be able to show this year’s production to Dundee audiences first.
He said: “It is a Gardyne Theatre production and the rehearsals are happening here so it is great to be able to have a couple of performances in Dundee before it hits the road.
“This is a huge national show and the magazines sold millions of copies across the UK.
It is a magazine that grew out of Dundee so we are really proud to be showing it here first.
The show is set during Jackie’s heyday between 1970 to 1976.”
This year’s production will showcase the same 70s favourite songs as last year and more, with different sets and actors.
The cast, which is expected to include some big names, is due to be announced in the next 10 days.
The plot centres on a divorcee who seeks advice once more from the pages of her old Jackie annuals on ‘how to get a boyfriend’.
All the classic parts of the magazine the quizzes, fashion tips, ‘do’s and don’ts on a first date’ and the Cathy & Claire problem pages are eagerly analysed by the newly-single 50-something heroine.
Mr Dear added: “It is selling really well in Dundee and we are excited to get started.”
Other Scottish venues include Edinburgh Kings for which tickets on sale now, and Perth Concert Hall, which will go on sale next week.
Tickets for the Dundee preview shows are available at the Dundee Box Office on 434940 or via www.dundeebox.co.uk.