Critically acclaimed movie Mrs Henderson Presents is to be transformed into a stage musical.

The 2005 film, which starred Dame Judi Dench and late actor Bob Hoskins, charts the success found by London's Windmill Theatre in the 1930s when the owners added female nudity to their performances.

The new production, which is still in the early stages of development, is being helmed by Sir Elton John's former manager John Reid and has already attracted award-winning songwriter Don Black.

Speaking to Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper Reid say, "(The film's cast) can't, of course, be replaced, but it is the music that will be the key. We have the great Don Black on board, so I'm sure we will do it justice."