The official fan page of Mark Knopfler on Facebook yesterday shared a post for the musical ‘Local Hero’.
‘Local Hero’ is coming to The Old Vic Theatre in London, from June 2020. The hit comedy film takes to the stage as John Crowley directs a musical adaption by David Greig, with new music and songs by Mark Knopfler.
Earlier this year Mark Knopfler sat down with The i Paper and discussed the process of adapting Local Hero for the stage.
“I don’t like musicals for a start, but I love the story so much, it moves me a great deal, and went on moving me years after. Even reading through this script, I was moved by the end of it, before any actors had read it,” said Mark Knopfler. You can read the full interview here.