Damon Albarn plans Blur the Musical

Show would be based on The Great Escape album
Damon Albarn plans Blur the Musical.

Damon Albarn thinks he could create a Blur musical.

The 43-year-old musician thinks his group's 1995 LP The Great Escape has the right songs to become the basis of a stage production on as it represents a "snapshot" of the time when it was made.

"The Great Escape - I've always thought that could be a great musical," said Albarn.

"We wrote that record as we were playing out the Britpop explosion with Parklife. We were in the studio and every day I would go in and write about something that had happened in the papers. So it's a snapshot in time.

"Maybe at the time it was a little bit too arch in its observations because it was too close. But now with the distance it might be a good thing to stage as a period piece."

Meanwhile, Damon is set to do further work on his opera Dr. Dee and is looking forward to making changes.

Speaking about its recent run in Manchester, he said: "The first day after the run felt a bit empty, but I know it's there and I'm going to do a little bit more work on it, fine tune it here and there.

"People now know what to expect in a way, so it will be a more interesting run-up to it next year because it will be, 'Oh this is what it is' whereas before it was, 'What the f**k was that.'"

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