It has been announced that a new punk musical featuring music by The Clash, The Sex Pistols, The Damned and more will head to the West End stage in 2018. 


Funded by Universal Music, The Anarchy Arias Musical is a new feel good musical that will follow 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.

The musical is based on the album of the same name which will be released on the 9th June and will feature some of the songs from the Glen Matlock inspired record.

It has also been confirmed that open auditions will be taking place across the UK shortly in order to find the best amateur operatic talent waiting to be discovered. Those who are interested should email before September 1 for more information.

Talking about the news 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.”

Further information about the musical has yet to be announced.


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