Neill Hannon is following shortly behind Mark Eitzel, and writing his own Musical. It is called ‘Swallows and Amazons’, and is an adaptation of the Arthur Ransome book of the same name! ‘Swallows and Amazons’ is the name of a series of children’s books, telling of the school holiday adventures of a group of children in the lake district published in the 1930’s. Sounds a bit famous five, but i guess with Neil involved, its bound to be interesting! It will be on in the Bristol old vic, from December to early Jan ( Hmm, could I run it into the ATP at christmas?).
He continues his assault on us, through playing in the Olympia in Dublin, as part of the Duckworth Lewis Method on the 28th of next month. Tickets are about 28 euro, which is probably worth a punt. In case you wanted to know. the name of the band refers to a mathematical way to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a one-day cricket
That could be fun, Hannon has the right sort of sensibility to write something interesting as a musical (though I have to say I dislike the genre as a rule). It wouldn’t be the end of the world to see it at ATP now that you say it…
At ATP would be very cool actually! i’m not sure they’d move it though. Its just on in Bristol in December, so would be the right spot at the right time.
Yeah, i could see Hannon doing a musical very well actually. There’s also the ‘god help the girl’ thing by Stuart Murdoch from Belle and Sebastian! I’d like to see some of them to be honest. I think all three would be interesting. If they had the right singers doing the parts, they could really work.
The Ducksworth Lewis Method is a great album; I thought that the low sound quality on his latest got in the way. The Alan Moore/Gorillaz musical is off.
I actually had never heard about the Alan Moore/ Gorillaz thing, until i heard it was cancelled, so hard to say i was too saddened by it! Still, pity it never happened. Just like big numbers episode three… http://glycon.livejournal.com/11817.html presume you’ve seen this already, but still cool.