Nobody sees the show, not ’til their hearts say so…
ABBA, Take That, Spice Girls… They’ve all had their shimmering pop hits reworked into West End musicals so fans can enjoy them all over again.
So with 21 Top 10 singles to their name, surely there’s plenty to work with when it comes to a big Girls Aloud theatre production?
“I think they really would,” Nadine Coyle recently told Gay Times, when we asked if the group’s finest anthems would translate well into a West End show.
“We’d have to think what the story should be, but I would love that. The songs would really work, and if they didn’t we’d make them work!”
Elaborating further on what she thinks the essence of the Girls Aloud musical story should be, Nadine said that she would like to see men sing the songs as well as women.
“I don’t think it would have to be necessarily be female-led. That was the great thing about Girls Aloud songs, there’s strength in them,” she said.
“What I believe in is don’t be a victim. We can act it and and become that, but it’s not attractive. Own your own stuff and be strong. So I think anyone could feel positive listening to any of these songs, so I think the story would have to be something like that. Empowering for anybody.”
When we told her that we actually want to see it happen, she added: “So do I! I’ll start writing it after this.”
Which leaves us lot to sit and debate what the title should be…
What Would The Neighbours Say? Love Machine? Sound of the Underground? Or keep it simple with The Show?
Whatever the case, it would have to come after the relaunch of Nadine’s solo career though, which kicked off last week with her brand new single Go To Work.
With four more singles in the pipeline courtesy of Girls Aloud hit-makers Xenomania, Nadine will be serving up plenty of bangers before she gets to the musical.