Honk! Team Working on a New Musical for Jerry Mitchell

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George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, the songwriting team behind Honk!, Betty Blue Eyes and the new songs for Mary Poppins, have announced that they are writing a new musical based on the book "Becoming Nancy," to be directed in London by American Jerry Mitchell.

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Terry Ronald's novel is set backstage at a school production of the musical Oliver! with a contemporary twist. David Starr, a working-class lad in 1970s suburban London, gets cast in the female lead, Nancy, in the production. Along the way he strikes up a friendship with the captain of the soccer team, which looks like it may ripen into something more.

Elliot Davis, who co-wrote Loserville, is working on the libretto.

According to a report in U.K.'s The Stage, the musical is currently in development and planning a 2017 opening. Drew and Stiles announced Becoming Nancy at the press event for a more immediately upcoming children's show, The 3 Little Pigsdue to play matinees Aug. 5 through Sept. 6 at the Palace Theatre in the West End.

Also in the works for Crewe and Stiles, a new adaptation of The Wind in the Willows.

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