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Open auditions for West End punk musical The Anarchy Arias

The Anarchy Arias will feature hits by The Clash, the Sex Pistols and The Damned.

Aspiring stage stars have been invited to compete in open auditions for a new West End punk musical.

The Anarchy Arias will feature hits by The Clash, the Sex Pistols and The Damned.

Opening next year, the show has been inspired by the album of the same name, recently announced by former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, in which the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra collaborated with opera singers to record punk tunes.

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The story will follow a beleaguered amateur operatic society which ditches Mozart and Wagner in favour of punk classics such as Oh Bondage Up Yours! by X-Ray Spex and Pretty Vacant by the Sex Pistols.

Open auditions will take place across the UK to find the best amateur operatic talent.

Ted Cockle, senior executive at Universal Music, which is funding the musical, said of the show: “It just seemed like such a natural fit. We’d just announced the album and the reaction to the music was incredible.

“To make these powerful, dramatic arrangements come to life on stage will be astonishing.”

The Anarchy Arias album is released in June.

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