May 23, 2011 15:47
Play based on life of AC/DC singer Bon Scott opening in Australia
'Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be' will open in Melbourne this July
A play based on the life of the late AC/DC frontman Bon Scott is set to open in Australia in July.
The play, 'Hell Ain’t A Bad Place To Be – The Story of Bon Scott', will open on July 12 at the Anthenaeum Theatre in Melbourne for an initial two-week run. The show will tell the life story of Scott, who died in 1980 aged 33 after choking on his own vomit in the back of a car after a night of heavy drinking in London's Music Machine, now re-opened as KOKO.
Scott was the lead singer of AC/DC from 1974 though to his death but was also in several bands before that.
The part of Scott will be played by actor Nick Barker, who has said that he believes Scott is as much an Australian icon as outlaw Ned Kelly. The play has been written by Andrew Barker, who has overseen similar theatrical biopics of Johnny Cash and John Denver.
For more information about the show visit Melbourneathenaeum.org.au.
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