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Neil Hannon announces new theatre project

The Divine Comedy are set to write a musical for the London stage.

The band’s leader Neil Hanon is currently working on the new project for The National Theatre.

It is understood, it will be an adaptation of Arthur Ransome’s inter-war Lake District novella ’Swallows And Amazons’, which was first published in 1930.

This new project follows Hannon’s recently collaboration with Air, which saw him co-write and sing ’Somewhere Between Waking And Sleeping’ on their recent album ’Pocket Symphony’.