Basildon’s Denise Van Outen will perform her one-woman play in Southend later this year, ten years on from when she first wowed audiences with the West End hit.

A decade on from unveiling the 1980s/1990s inspired show, she plans two special performances of Some Girl I Used to Know.

The shows, scheduled for September 26 and 27, will take place at Westcliff’s Palace Theatre.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow from 10am through Ticketmaster.

On the special 10th anniversary performances of Some Girl I Used to Know, Denise Van Outen said: “I wrote this play a decade ago and performed it in London’s West End.

“I got the idea from noticing a shift in how women’s lives have changed over the years with many prioritising careers, sometimes to their own detriment, over their personal relationships.

“I wanted to create a play that opens up the conversation ‘can we really have it all?’.”

“I took my own trip down memory lane to add humour and heartbreak, to make this a play about women for women.

“I’m excited to play Stephanie again and open the theatre curtains to a new audience.”

Denise’s play was a sell-out success when it first launched in 2014.

The story follows Stephanie Canworth, a stunningly successful lingerie designer and media favourite who enjoys the support of a loving husband.

However, all it takes is one social media notification from a figure from her past to flood her life with memories of first loves.

The shows feature a mix of music from the 80s and 90s, featuring songs from iconic bands like Soft Cell and Culture Club, performed live on stage by Van Outen.

The music for the play is supplied by producer Steve Anderson, and will be directed by Tamzin Outhwaite.

Outside of her stage show, Denise Van Outen has enjoyed a fruitful career, with a variety of roles on stage in productions such as Chicago, Tell Me on a Sunday, Rent, and Legally Blonde.

In addition to her theatre work, Van Outen has been a TV regular and was also the narrator for The Only Way Is Essex.