Harry Hill creates a rock musical about Tony Blair
- Bang Showbiz
- 15 December 2020
Comedy star Harry Hill has created a new rock musical about former Prime Minister Tony Blair
Harry Hill has created a new musical about Tony Blair.
The 56-year-old comedian has written the music for 'Tony!' – a rock opera based on the life of the former Prime Minister – which is set to be performed at The Turbine Theatre in London in February.
The production is based loosely on true events and will also feature portrayals of Princess Diana, Osama Bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.
'Tony!' will be performed from February 4 to February 6 as part of the MTFestUK festival, and Paul Taylor-Mills, the artistic director of The Turbine Theatre, is already looking forward to the event.
Paul hailed the achievement of organising the festival despite the ongoing threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
He said: "It's impossible to ignore the challenges and sheer nerve required to make any kind of announcement during these times.
"With all that in mind, I couldn't be prouder to be associated with The Turbine Theatre and everything that it stands for, particularly with regard to investing in and generating new work.
"It's fair to say that MTFestUK 2021 is going to be our most diverse to date."
Harry previously admitted he was "a bit cult-y" earlier in his career.
The comedy star worked as a doctor before making the move into the TV industry in the 90s, and while he initially developed a cult-like fan following, he doesn't regret the decision to move into the mainstream.
He said: "I suppose at some point in my career I was a bit cult-y, and I decided to go mainstream. But no. I don't regret it.
"I think it's much harder to go mainstream and not to feel like you've compromised. I don't really feel like I've compromised."