Frances Barber will star in Musik by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys when it returns to Leicester Square Theatre for a limited season from 5 February 2020.
Frances Barber stars as outrageous Billie Trix, icon, rock star, screen goddess, drug addict in ‘MUSIK’ by Jonathan Harvey and Pet Shop Boys is back for a 4-week season at Leicester Square Theatre from Wednesday 5 February 2020. Book Now!
Pet Shop Boys said: “When we wrote ‘Closer to Heaven’ almost 20 years ago, we loved the compelling outrageousness of the character Bille Trix as written by Jonathan and performed by Frances Barber. We have all discussed for many years the idea of creating her own one-woman show which would give us the chance to write more songs for her as she looks back on her incredible career. We’re thrilled that this show is finally happening.”
Jonathan Harvey said: “It has been such a treat reconnecting and working with Chris and Neil on this, 20 years after our first foray into musical theatre writing. In ‘MUSIK’ Billie, dried up, drug-addled icon and rock star, tells us about her life and sings her biggest hits with Frances Barber inhabiting her again as she did so hilariously and so touchingly all those years ago.”
BritishTheatre.com critic said “This is a fun and life-affirming return for a character who was always too big for the musical that gave birth to her.” when reviewing Musik at the Edinburgh Fringe.