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