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Thursday, August 10, 2006

Mamma Mia!

Lady Thatch out for the day with Jimmy Saville.

After all this Thatcher state funeral business, I had a horrible feeling that she might have actually died and I hadn't noticed. Although I'm sure I would have noticed all the street parties.

Anyway, I went on Google to have a look to make sure. And I came across this:

"Over the next six months Manchester audiences will be treated to Mamma Mia direct from the West End, a musical based on the life of Ex PM Maggie Thatcher also they will get the chance to see Will Young make his UK stage debut."

It made me giggle at first, because it seems to imply the musical of Maggie is called Mamma Mia... But aside from that, I cannot believe they are actually making a musical of Maggie Thatcher. There's something very Spinal Tap about it.

I can't wait to see what songs are going to be in it... And I'm particularly looking forward to seeing Maggie's duet with Will Young as Arthur Scargill, or perhaps a love scene with Ronald Reagan.


kyklops said...

Heh, my reaction to the "state funeral" headlines was similar to yours--"She's died?" Of course, living in Japan I wouldn't have the benefit of people dancing in the streets to confirm my suspicions... Do ex-pm's usually get state funerals (I don't think we do it in Canada)?

Chez Guevara said...

No, state funerals are usually reserved for royalty, I believe, with a few exceptions. I think Churchill had a state funeral. But I think Thatch is far too controversial a character. Wow, all this talk of Thatch, it's like being in the 80s again.