New Punk Musical The Anarchy Arias to hit London's West End

New punk jukebox musical heading to the stage.

New Punk Musical The Anarchy Arias to hit London's West End

A new punk musical featuring songs by The Clash, The Sex Pistols and The Damned is set to hit the West End in 2018 and is holding open auditions around the UK to find the best amateur operatic talent waiting to be discovered.

Named The Anarchy Arias this feel-good new musical is produced by the world’s biggest record label, Universal Music and features the unusual combination of opera singers performing punk music and is based on the new album by Glen Matlock.

"The story follows a beleaguered amateur operatic society whose dwindling audiences mean the cast may be forced to take their final bow on the night of their 150th anniversary. In a last-ditch effort to save the society that brought the tight-knit group together, they ditch the Mozart and Wagner in favour of punk classics such as Oh Bondage Up Yours! by X Ray Spex and Pretty Vacant by The Sex Pistols."

Ted Cockle, Snr. Executive at Universal Music, explains: “I was listening to founding member of the Sex Pistols Glen Matlock talk on Radio 4, and the New Statesman arts editor Kate Mossman suggested Glen’s project ‘The Anarchy Arias’ sounded like it could be a musical. It just seemed like such a natural fit. We’d just announced the album and the reaction to the music was incredible. To make these powerful, dramatic arrangements come to life on stage will be astonishing.”

Open auditions for the production are set to take place all across the UK. Applicants are invited to email before 1 September 2017 for more information.

More information about The Anarchy Arias in London's West End is to be announced.


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