Depeche Mode: The Musical?

cbsdepeche Depeche Mode: The Musical?

It was [lastfm]ABBA[/lastfm], then [lastfm]Queen[/lastfm], then [lastfm]Billy Joel[/lastfm], but [lastfm]Depeche Mode[/lastfm] might not make the jump to the stage after all.

Find out all about the scrapped plans for a new musical featuring the music of [lastfm]Depeche Mode[/lastfm] after the jump!

The musical was to be called called Playing the Angel, and would have seen the stage for the first time at the MITP Theater in Valletta, Malta. The plot centers around two teenage boys growing up and finding out about love and abuse.

The music is said to consist of songs from the band’s eleventh studio album of the same name, released in 2005. “Precious” was that album’s lead single:

There had also been talk that some of the band’s classic singles like “Personal Jesus” and “Just Can’t Get Enough” were also to see the stage.

However, Unifawn Theatre’s Adrian Buckle has now taken to Facebook to announce that auditions for the musical have been canceled and, in an email to, has confirmed that the musical has been shelved because of copyright concerns.

So if [lastfm]Depeche Mode[/lastfm] isn’t getting the musical treatment, which JACK artist would you like to see lend his/her music to the stage?

[Source: SlicingUpEyeballs]


One Comment

  1. Boo! I don’t dig musicals, but Depeche Mode is another story altogether!

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