This week’s stage news brings you the reveal that True Blood might not be leaving us when the final season ends, as well as news about a classic cult film to stage adaptation.
Singing vampires – it’s a Truebies dream.
True Blood may be finishing on TV but it looks like it’ll be making an instant revival in musical form.
Speaking at the premiere of the final season, the composer of all seven True Blood soundtracks, Nathan Barr, revealed that he’d pitched the idea for a musical version to the show’s creator Alan Ball. Barr has created some sample versions of musical numbers along with British actor Stephen Moyer, who plays the vampiric lead in the show.
“I think we’re really going to try to return to the roots of the show,” Barr said, admitting, “There are no guarantees” that it would ever reach the stage. “But I think the direction we’re heading in is really exciting.”
Greig on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
The 1988 Pedro Almodóvar classic cult film, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, is being made into a stage musical.
The production made its Broadway preview on 5th October 2010, before opening officially on 4th November 2010 at the Belasco Theatre, and is now coming to London’s Playhouse Theatre. It will be open for previews in December 2014 and stars Tamsin Greig, best know for her roles in Black Books, Greenwing and, most recently, Episodes.
Greig described herself as “excited, thrilled and terrified” by the Almodóvar show. She went on to say: “If it’s true that you are only as good as the company you keep, then I am in very safe hands.”