According to the NME, Pete Doherty and Carl Barat are to begin writing a musical:
Babyshambles’ Pete Doherty and Dirty Pretty Things’ Carl Barat – formerly bandmates in The Libertines – will begin writing a musical together next week (March 10), for a new show scheduled to begin in early 2009.
Barat told NME.COM last November that he had been approached about writing a musical with Doherty. He has since explained to the Sunday Mirror that he and his old pal have since been commissioned by London’s Donmar Warehouse theatre, based in Covent Garden, to work on the project.
The play, apparently, is a “drama about the struggles of an up and coming rock band.” I’m pretty sure Pete and Carl already wrote that story, and it’s documented on their eponymous sophomore album, The Libertines. Unfortunately, we already know how it ends: “Can’t Stand Me Now” and “What Became of the Likely Lads?”
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