I love Matt Smith. He will always be my Doctor. But this idea of a musical is pretty baffling to me. Who on earth came up with the idea to make this a musical?! And apparently Duncan Sheik has come up with the score. He previously made the music for Broadway’s ‘Spring Awakening’. Interesting.
The show, which starts previewing at London’s Almeida Theatre on December 3, has been described as a satirical commentary of the materialism and greed that marked the Eighties.
Characters are deeply concerned with looks, fashion,money and status and care for little else.
If the show garners critical acclaim, it will transfer to the West End,and eventually Broadway. There are already American producers involved.
Smith’s casting has been shrouded in secrecy with just a handful of the musical’s creative team being in the know. Cast members weren’t being told who their leading man would be until rehearsals start today.
Well. I am beyond sure he will be wonderful in it of course, and I am interested to see how this goes. If it’s any good, it will come over here and then we’ll get to check it out.