Could the city of Stoke-on-Trent be about to get the full London stage treatment? That’s the plan if a new musical about the life of one of the city’s most famous sons, Take That star Robbie Williams, is reportedly produced in the West End.

Owner of the Old Vic Theatre, Sally Greene, is set to be behind the project, which would combine the story of the best-selling pop star’s life with his impressive catalogue of music.

The show would come on the heels of Never Forget, the Take That tribute musical which ran at the Savoy Theatre in London in 2008 and has toured extensively round the UK.

That musical was never endorsed by the Take That boys, whereas Robbie is said to be fully behind this new project.

RUMOUR CHECK-LIST

  • Show: Robbie William stage bio
  • Theatre: TBC
  • Casting: TBC
  • Producer: Sally Greene
  • Opening: TBC
Note: all information is unconfirmed. Source: The Sun (26/01/11)