Date: 25th November 2002
Her famous buttocks were unrecognisable inside a fat suit but Kylie Minogue made a triumphant debut on the West End stage this week.
The petite pop singer and sometime actor donned the costume of a fat monk for a one-off appearance as Fat Father Bog-Eye in West End comedy The Play What I Wrote on Thursday night.
The friar's robes and bald wig were a far cry from the skimpy black outfit Minogue, 34, wore on television's Top of the Pops the following day - but then again, she was performing at the request of Prince Charles.
The future king put Minogue at the top of his wishlist - ahead of Bond girl Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman and Shirley Bassey - for the charity performance for the Prince's Trust.
Chatting to her backstage, he said: "I'm so glad you were in it tonight - you were fantastic."
When she told him she'd only had three hours rehearsal, he said: "You were a good sport."
Minogue follows stars such as Roger Moore and Jerry Hall in the guest role in the Morecambe and Wise tribute show.
After the show, she said she had been a bundle of nerves.
"Once I stepped on stage I was fine, but I was completely riddled with nerves beforehand which I hear is perfectly normal for the guest star," Minogue said.
"I haven't acted for such a long time, it's good to be doing something different. It's the first time I've trodden the boards in the West End and I'm a bit lost for words.
"It worked and it was just wonderful. If they ask me to do it again I'd do it at the drop of a hat."
Source: Press Release