Meanwhile Barlow and Tim Firth are apparently in the studio with Claire Moore and Joanna Riding recording "try-out" songs from their new musical adaptation of Calendar Girls. The show will reportedly receive its world premiere in a village hall in the Yorkshire Dales next year.
Finally Bamigboye reports that, following his departure from the National, Nicholas Hytner will direct a new musical version of Carmen. A read through has apparently already been held. The new adaptation of Georges Bizet’s opera is by Lucy Prebble. Bamigboye suggests that we can expect to see Carmen on a London stage in 2016.
All of this gossip is yet to be confirmed