MOD ALMIGHTY!

Mods and rockers to battle it out in London's West End, as Pete Townshend takes 'Quadrophenia' to the stage...

PETE TOWNSHEND has said he plans to turn ‘QUADROPHENIA’ into a WEST END musical.

Speaking on his official website, [url=]www.petetownshend.com, The Who founder said he is working with playwright Joe Penhall to develop a script, which has been given its blessing by the director of the National Theatre in London, Trevor Nunn.

He said: “Trevor Nunn, the director of the National Theatre here in London, has at last given his blessing to the development of a script and new score for a theatre musical version of ‘Quadrophenia’. The book is being written by the award-winning playwright Joe Penhall, with myself interfering a fair bit.

“Joe… has a real gift for working with music, I think, and we are preparing for our first music workshop in late April.”

Townshend added that he is “very excited and pleased” about the project.

The film ‘Quadrophenia’ became a cult classic following its release in 1979, and starred Phil Daniels and Leslie Ash as mods in ’60s London.

A spokesperson for the National Theatre said they were unaware of the project.