A musical based on the songs of Australian rock band INXS is in the works.
The group's record label Petrol Electric has signed an agreement to turn INXS' back catalogue into a stage show in collaboration with The Michael Cassel Group.
Chris 'CM' Murphy of Petrol Electric, said: “INXS’s music just continues to push new boundaries and capture the hearts of people around the world.
“Their music is like poetry, it tells stories, such beautiful stories, it’s just extraordinary.
“We’re now going to explore how we take these stories into a completely new dimension, the theatre.
"And in a time when everything is dark, to be able to speak about creating something new is really special. It’s a light at the end of the darkness.”
Australian producer Michael Cassel, who has brought shows such as The Lion King and Hamilton to Australia, added: “This presents an exciting opportunity to create a new theatrical story, using an extraordinary catalogue that has been enjoyed throughout the decades both here in Australia and internationally.”
He continued: “Developing new work is crucial to the success of the theatrical industry and we need that now, more than ever. We have so many amazing stories to tell and we want to invest and cultivate an environment where we can develop and share these stories in new and exciting ways.
"There’s no better person than CM to work with as we begin creative development on this show – in fact CM and I have been chatting about this project for some time and I am thrilled that development is officially underway. This is just the beginning.”
Exact plans for the musical, such as whether it will be based on the group or simply use their songs, has yet to be revealed.