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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2018, 11:35:40 PM »
Forgive my lack of knowledge on musicals but aren’t the actors the ones in charge of singing?
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2018, 12:03:34 AM »
Forgive my lack of knowledge on musicals but aren’t the actors the ones in charge of singing?

Yes, that is normal.. In the past I believe Sting also did a musical score, also Paul Simon. Anybody have info on that, I mean were they also singing?? My point, is this new local hero stuff from Mark instrumental or not?

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2018, 03:34:39 AM »
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2018, 04:34:40 AM »
Brian Ferguson /The Scotsman/
"Bill Forsyth and Mark Knopfler reunite for new Local Hero musical" ---- the whole article

The popular Scottish film Local Hero is to be turned into a stage musical which will reunite its director Bill Forsyth and soundtrack composer Mark Knopfler after more than 35 years.

The pair are joining forces with playwright David Greig to create a production which will premiere at the Royal Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh next year.
Glasgow-born Knopfler, former guitarist and song-writer with the rock band Dire Straits, has written a wealth of new music and songs for the stage show, which will also feature favourites from the original soundtrack

The Lyceum is joining forces with the Old Vic in London, where Local Hero will transfer after an extended run in Edinburgh in the spring of 2019, to create what is billed as a “re-envisioning” of the 1983 film. It is hoped the musical, which is set to cast a new light between Scotland and America, is will also be staged in the US.

In Forsyth’s original film, Burt Lancaster played the American oil tycoon who sent one of his executives to a remote corner of Scotland to seal a deal to buy an entire village and its beach for a new refinery - with unintended consequences for the company. Peter Capaldi appeared in his first screen role, alongside Fulton Mackay, Denis Lawson, Jenny Seagrove, Peter Riegert and Alex Norton.

The production, which is described by Greig as “a dream come true,” is the result of several years of discussion between the key players.

Forsyth, director of That Sinking Feeling, Gregory’s Girl and Comfort and Joy, insisted he would only participate if Knopfler was also involved.

Speaking exclusively to The Scotsman, Greig said: “Local Hero is going to be a brand new home-grown production of Bill Forsyth’s story, with new songs and a new score by Mark Knopfler.

“Some of the classic instrumental themes will be there - it would be insane not to include them - but he has written a whole bunch of new material, which is absolutely fantastic.

“Bill and I are working on the script for about a year, trying to get it into shape, find out what it is as a stage thing and working with Mark to create something that is complete and organic.

“I really want everybody who loves the film to come to it, and recognise what they love about the film in it. But a lot of people won’t have seen it. I want them to come and find this new story and immediately connect to it. It needs to work on its own terms. We all want to create something new that belongs on the stage.

“The story will essentially be the same. Local Hero is a very simple tale. It’s almost a fairytale, about an oil baron who wants to buy a beach and all the outcomes of that.
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2018, 09:56:41 AM »
"Who?

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2018, 10:03:07 AM »
We already discussed this for a while in the MK back to the studio thread, but yes, it's very likely that MK has zero involvement in the representation of the play.

In a musical, it's the actors who sing the songs, and there are musicians playing all nights. I don't foresee MK and his band doing it every night, not even for the premiere. Actually I think that MK just attend the premiere in the audience next to Bill Forsyth.

Sting joined the cast of his musical because it was not selling as they expected, and also Sting has some experience acting. Sting just did it for a while.

However, I totally see MK playing the Russian character of the film, LOL
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2018, 10:24:13 AM »
Agree with you that MK and band probably won't be performing live at this play, at least I hope they're not. But it could very well be that MK wrote music and songs and recorded those himself with his band to hand over the result of that to the director of the musical to work with with the live band and actors. In that case those recordings could be released just as a regular soundtrack album as a studio version of the orginal material which is also represented live in some other way by the actors and musicians performing the play.

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2018, 10:34:31 AM »
Going back to Sting and his musical, there were two releases of The Last Ship, one with songs played by Sting and his musicians, and other with the songs played by the actors and the play musicians.

If I understood Guy correctly, they recorded all the songs in the studio and Guy produced it. I guess MK sung the songs and after the actors will do their version from MK recorded songs. I hope the MK version got released, and not only the play one.
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2018, 01:36:23 PM »

"Robson, where are you from? Just for curiosity"

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2018, 03:27:05 PM »

"Robson, where are you from? Just for curiosity"

I know, I make mistakes in spelling. Sorry for my English

No need to apologize, I'm Spanish and I also do mistakes, a lot!. It's just curiosity :)
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« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2018, 03:32:27 PM »
I'm from Poland :)
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2018, 04:17:21 PM »
Regarding the new stuff, not sure that Mark sang anything.
He already did not in 1982.
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2018, 04:25:32 PM »
The theme of The Way It Always Starts could be sung by MK
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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2018, 04:32:03 PM »
The theme of The Way It Always Starts could be sung by MK

No way, this is impossible to sing unless you're the "proper" singer.

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Re: Local Hero - musical
« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2018, 04:34:58 PM »
Regarding the new stuff, not sure that Mark sang anything.
He already did not in 1982.

It's a musical. The songs are composed to be sung. If MK had recorded the songs in his studio, he would had sung them. Or he had someone else to sung them.
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