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Laurie Sansom will direct a major new production of Kiss of the Spider Woman at the Menier Chocolate Factory in March, it has been announced.

José Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) and Allan Baker's play is a new adaptation of Manuel Puig's novel, which tells the tale of love, victimisation and the friendship that develops between two strikingly different men imprisoned together in a Latin American jail.

Puig's novel was adapted into a musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb, with a book by Terrence McNally, which premiered in the West End in 1992 and on Broadway in 1993, winning the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Casting is yet to be announced.

Kiss of the Spider Woman runs at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21 March to 5 May, with previews from 8 March.