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|West End Boys Come To Town
- Pet Shop Boys take on the Arts Theatre
THE PET SHOP BOYS moved to the West End last night with a preview showing of their new musical at the Arts Theatre. The extravangaza differs from poptastic shows like Mamma Mia (featuring Abba's music), All You Need Is Love (a tribute to the Beatles) and Buddy (Buddy Holly's life story) by featuring all original music.
"Anyone expecting a medley of Pet Shop Boys songs will be disappointed," says Tennant, who has spent fifteen years collaborating with playwright Jonathon Harvey as well as Pet Shop Boys keyboardist Chris Lowe in order to bring the musical to the stage. This original drama explores the bisexual love triangles that thrive in London's cocain snorting clubland.
Lloyd Webber backs the venture as box office takings fall for his long-running hits, Starlight Express and Phantom of the Opera. Mean time, the Royal Court get in on the act by following Presence (a new play about the Beatles in Hamburg) with Clubland, Roy Williams' critique of the club culture.