THERE is one wedding invitation you will definitely want to accept as the smash-hit Nineties film My Best Friend’s Wedding has been transformed into a new musical comedy.

It is coming to Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre, from Tuesday, December 1, to Saturday, December 5. Tickets are already available online.

The highly anticipated show stars seasoned musical stage star Alexandra Burke (the Bodyguard, Chicago, Sister Act) and features some classic pop anthems written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David, including I’ll Never Fall in Love Again, I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself, Walk On By, I Say A Little Prayer and What’s New Pussycat.

The plot focuses on fiery food critic Julianne Potter who has always turned her nose up at romance. It’s the reason she broke up with her sweetheart Michael O’Neal.

When she hears he’s about to be married, she vows to win him back for good, but with perfect Kimmy in the way, it’s not as easy as she first thought. Can she derail her best friend’s wedding in time and keep Michael all for herself?

The musical rom com is brought to life in a new stage production by Ronald Bass (My Best Friend’s Wedding, Rain Man, The Joy Luck Club) and Jonathan Harvey (Beautiful Thing, Gimme Gimme Gimme, Coronation Street).

Alexandra Burke, who first gained fame on the X Factor, has previously performed at the Congress Theatre in the role of Rachel Marron in the hit musical the Bodyguard and as Deloris Van Cartier in the national tour of the musical Sister Act.

She won the fifth series of the X Factor and her debut number one single Hallelujah sold more than one million copies in the UK, a first for a British female soloist.

Alexandra most recently appeared as Svetlana in Chess at the London Coliseum and as Roxie in Chicago at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre.

In 2017 she gained legions of new fans when she reached the final of BBC’s dance show Strictly Come Dancing.

You can book now for My Best Friend’s Wedding at the Congress Theatre, from December 1 to December 5, with nightly performances at 7.30pm and Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

Tickets for what the theatre says will be a great night out for all the family are from £17.

They are available from the box office at with print at home and view from seat available.

Dates for shows later in the year could be subject to change

due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.