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Pete Doherty Writes The Musical Rocco Forte

by | 9th, March 2008

pete-doherty.jpgTHE Sunday Mirror says Pete Doherty to write a musical.

“Junkie rocker” Pete will write the musical with his former Libertines bandmate Carl Barat.

The singer, now frontman with Dir ty Pretty Things, says: “A producer from the theatre approached me through my record label. So I went down there to see a play and we met up for a chat. He asked me if I was still in contact with Pete and whether we would be interested in writing a musical together for The Donmar for the early part of 2009. I asked Pete and he loves the idea. He has invited me to Wiltshire this week to start writing it.”

The show is said to premier at London’s “high-brow” (tabloidese for ‘limited seating’) theatre the Donmar Warehouse. Londoners beware.

Doherty’s musical will follow in the footnotes of Mike Read’s musical, Oscar Wilde (“Your barbaric ways/ Leave me quite amazed”), Cliff, The Musical, a tribute to Sir Cliff Richard, and Oh Puck! “Mike’s new version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream”.

Barat and Doherty can be the new Sir Tim Rice and Lord Lloyd-Webber (in that order).A working title, for Pete Doherty The Musical has yet to be offered. And a story yet to be settled upon.

Although if Doherty can be rhymed with Rocco Forte, London may have a new muscial to remember on its hands.

Over to you, Mike Read…

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