White Stripes ballet debuts

And it’s written by a former pop star

A ballet set to the music of The White Stripes is set to open at the Royal Opera House.

‘Chroma’ is written by composer Joby Talbot, who was once a member of The Divine Comedy.

It will include Talbot’s interpretations of White Stripes songs that are taken from recent album ’Aluminium’ – classical “re – imaginings” of the band’s songs.

Talbot told the BBC: “I met Jack and he was incredibly nice about it. He said he and Meg both loved it.”

The work is choreographed by Wayne McGregor as part of a Royal Ballet triple bill which runs until November 29.