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Matthews in theatre composition

Singer Cerys Matthews is adding another string to her bow - composing music for a play at the National Theatre.

The former Catatonia singer will pen the music for Our Country's Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker, which is set to open in the summer.

Set in 18th century Australia, it centres around the arrival of the first convict ship in Botany Bay.

Welsh singer Matthews will be making her debut as a stage composer in the production.

She follows in the footsteps of other pop stars who have written for the stage including Goldfrapp, who composed the score for Medea at the National Theatre, and Damon Albarn, who has co-written a stage musical based on Alice In Wonderland.

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