Whether you love, loathe or have never seen Shortland Street, the curtain rises tomorrow on an irreverent take that traces the origins of the Kiwi soap.

Fine Thyme Theatre Company’s production of Shortland Street the Musical is a Kiwi-as comedic musical romp filled with characters from the soap circa 1992.

The action starts with an accident involving a heavily pregnant woman and quickly moves on to more saucy scandals.

While Dr Chris Warner sows his wild oats, Nurse Carrie Burton makes plans to conceive without a husband while Dr Hone Ropata tries to prove his worth to his new colleagues.

In the meantime, the rest of the Shortland Street crew go about their shambolic lives.

Shortland Street The Musical is a fun musical from start to finish,” director Lisa Clough said.

“Even if you’ve never watched an episode, or have and really hated it, you will love this show.”

It was one of the most ambitious musicals Fine Thyme Theatre Company had produced. With 21 cast members, more than 170 costumes, 150 prop items, 19 songs and thousands of volunteer hours, this production was not to be missed, she said.

“We would like to invite everyone to come and support the amazing talent from all over Central Otago and the Lakes District.”

Shortland Street The Musical will be showing at the Cromwell College Auditorium from July 16-18 and from July 21-24.

Is it you or is it me . . . The cast of Shortland Street the Musical are put through their paces in dress rehearsals ahead of taking the stage at the Cromwell College Auditorium tomorrow night.