The release of a politically-charged show in London’s Tricycle theatre based on the recent riots has already triggered frantic scribbles by other playwrights wanting to use ‘Broken Britain’ issues to create their next productions. An interpretive dance creation loosely based on the drug use at the Occupy London Stock Exchange protest has already been scrapped following criticisms that it could be “in bad taste”.
However, script-writer Francis Prance’s pitch for ‘Rape! – The Musical’ has gone down a storm, with directors and A-List actors queuing up to get involved. George Clooney released a statement last night outlining his excitement at potentially playing a frustrated hate-filled nymphomaniac, and Lady Gaga has already expressed an interest in designing the wardrobe. Prance has described the production as “showing the lighter side of sex attacks” and wants to pack as many upbeat moments in as possible, especially during women’s desperate struggles to escape.
Top critics are prepared for a positive public reaction to the show. The Sun’s Arts columnist noted that, “sex on stage is nothing new – this show will just really spice it up a bit”.