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.