Kylie Minogue West End musical in jeopardy as boss admits they're 'not happy with the script'

KYLIE Minogue's West End musical is in jeopardy as Mike Stock admits they're 'not happy with the script'.

The pop princess' early hits were due to be part of a new musical along with belters from fellow 80s singers Rick Astley and Sonia, which were all produced by legendary producers Stock Aitken and Waterman.

However, Mike Stock has now revealed the West End show has hit the rocks – and not just because of Covid-19.

In an interview with Kylie Minogue Podcast The Diminutive Collection, the pop supremo revealed the show has hit the buffers due to creative and geographical reasons. 

The 68-year-old said: “This Covid nonsense has stopped progress. We still hadn’t got to the stage where were we putting it on stage yet.

"We were still working through script ideas.”

Dawn O'Porter is writing the script and Stock Aitken Waterman are hoping she will come up with a final script idea that will rival the likes of jukebox musicals like smash hit Mamma Mia.

He explained: “There has been some script creative, but we’re not entirely happy with it yet.

"And now we’re waiting for the opportunity to get back on it. It doesn’t help that Dawn O’Porter is in Los Angeles and we’re in London."

The trio are responsible for many of pop’s greatest hits, such as Rick Astley’s Never Gonna Give You Up, Kylie’s I Should Be So Lucky and Better The Devil You Know, Sonia’s You’ll Never Stop Me Loving You and many many more.

But the fact they have so many songs in their back catalogue is also a problem in itself.

Mike said: "The songs will be across a variety of artists, but we have too many to squish in.

“It will be the rarist of musicals I think because there will probably be a bunch of number one hits from all over the world, not just a few occasional hits.”  

Kylie Minogue Podcast The Diminutive Collection is available on Spotify.

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