Thursday, 18 April 2019

Corrie writer and Pet Shop Boys create new play for Edinburgh Fringe

Coronation Street writer Jonathan Harvey has teamed up with the Pet Shop Boys to premiere a new musical at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year.

What's on Stage reports that Jonathan Harvey has written the book for Musik, which features six songs – four entirely new – by the Pet Shop Boys. The piece will be a 50-minute, one-woman show starring Francis Barber.

Barber will be reprising her role as Billie Trix from the 2001 musical, Closer to Heaven, also by Jonathan Harvey and the Pet Shop Boys.

Musik follows her as a drug-addled icon and rock star, as she looks back over her career and life. Musik will run from 5 to 24 August at Assembly Rooms (Bijou venue).

Jonathan Harvey said: "It has been such a treat reconnecting and working with Chris and Neil on this, 20 years after our first foray into musical theatre writing. I can't wait to see Frances Barber inhabit her again as she did so hilariously and so touchingly all those years ago."

Find out all about Jonathan Harvey and the Coronation Street writing team here.

Glenda Young
Author: Belle of the Back Streets

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