LA Galaxy's Beckham to become West End musical
"Beckham's story is a modern-day fairytale of heroes, villains, love, Manchester United and what it means to lead your country,'' explained Mark Archer, the songwriter behind this celebration of Beckham's first 33 years. "His rise from obscurity to international stardom, his universally acknowledged gifts as a supreme sportsman, and his Hollywood lifestyle all have the elements of an aspirational fable.
"With football and celebrity now firmly established as new secular Western religions, The Theatre of Dreams is set within a cheering football stadium - the modern-day church. The music is powerful, gospel-like rock to establish clearly football and Manchester United as a religion.''