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Desperately Seeking Susan to shut
Desperately Seeking Susan stars Emma Williams and Kelly Price
Emma Williams and Kelly Price star in the musical
The West End stage version of Madonna film Desperately Seeking Susan is to close after just two months.

Producers have said the show, which featured songs from Blondie, will have its final performance on December 15.

It received poor reviews, with The Independent's critic suggesting the musical should be called "Desperately Avoiding Closure".

Madonna made her acting debut in the original 1985 film, a tale of mistaken identity set in New York.

Bored housewife

Emma Williams, who dropped out of West End musical The Sound of Music to make way for Connie Fisher, took Madonna's role of Susan.

Kelly Price, who recently appeared in the West End production of Guys and Dolls, plays Roberta Glass - portrayed by Rosanna Arquette in the film.

The story revolves around Glass, a bored suburban housewife who becomes fascinated with Susan after reading about her in the personal ads of a New York newspaper.

"Despite fantastic performances and enthusiastic audiences, the ticket sales have not been sufficient and we have had to make the difficult decision to close the show," the producers said in a statement.

"The producers wish to thank the talented cast, creative team and company for all their hard work and dedication to this production," it added.

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