November 4, 2011 17:52

Musical based around The Monkees' hit singles set to open in 2012

Producers of the show have promised a 'Madcap Austin Powers-style plot'

Musical based around The Monkees' hit singles set to open in 2012

Photo: PA

A new musical based around the hits of 1960s pop group The Monkees is set to open in Manchester next year.

The musical, is to be titled Monkee Business and will be premiered at Manchester Opera House in March before moving on to other UK cities, reports BBC News.

The show will feature a 20-strong cast and its producers have promised it will feature a "Madcap Austin Powers-style plot". All the group's hit singles, including 'I'm A Believer', 'Hey, Hey We're The Monkees' and 'Daydream Believer' will be included as part of the show.

The Monkees, who found fame after being put together for a TV show that shared their name in 1966, were recently forced to scrap the final ten dates of their North American tour over "business issues". The band subsequently denied reports that drummer Micky Dolenz's alleged substance abuse was the cause of the cancellation. The band reunited earlier this year to celebrate their 45th anniversary as a band.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Iggy Azalea files lawsuit against ex-boyfriend for releasing early masters
September 17 officially declared 'Foo Fighters Day' in Richmond, Virginia
Metallica to release box set of all 2014 live performances
Kendrick Lamar preparing to release new single 'i'
Björk declares support for Scottish 'Yes' vote
Ringo Starr on the future of rock music: 'Bands will always come through'
Creation of Joy Division Twitter account irks former bassist Peter Hook
Honeyblood drummer Shona McVicar leaves group
Midweek chart update: The Script on course for third Number One album
Mogwai's Stuart Braithwaite goes on campaign trail for Scottish 'Yes' vote
Wild Beasts announce special edition release of 'Present Tense' with Foals remix –...
La Roux says she is 'not happy' with record label Polydor over new album promotion
Interpol reveal Paul Banks-directed video for 'Twice As Hard'
Win a chance see Chic featuring Nile Rodgers and write for NME
Rihanna says 'Fuck you' to CBS over use of 'Run This Town' following NFL...
Cat Stevens to tour for first time since 1976
Run The Jewels fans set up Kickstarter campaign to get new album remixed by cats
Paul McCartney to release expanded edition of 'New' including unreleased tracks
September 23 declared David Bowie Day in Chicago
Kasabian's Tom Meighan: 'I'll be buying the new Aphex Twin album the second it...
Royal Blood's Ben Thatcher denounces 'rock 'n' roll' behaviour:...
Serge says next Kasabian album will be heavy and 'bombastic'

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today