The Wire Creator Writes Musical Based on The Pogues' Music
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.25.2013
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The creator of The Wire has used the music of The Pogues as the basis for a musical. The Herald reports that David Simon wrote a musical as a tribute to the band and that it will be performed by The Druid Theatre Company in Galway, Ireland. Simon is a long-time fan of the band, whose music was used in several episodes of The Wire.
Simon reportedly worked on the musical with Pogues' guitarist Philip Chevron, who died earlier in October at the age of fifty-six. The musical is reportedly in its first draft stage and will "take years" before it is staged.