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PJ Harvey writes score for new production of Franz Xaver Kroetz play

By | Published on Friday 29 July 2016

PJ Harvey

Your good mate PJ Harvey is composing the music for a new theatrical production, a new translation of German playwright Franz Xaver Kroetz’s play ‘The Nest’, which will open at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre on 1 Oct before transferring to the larger of the studio spaces at London’s Young Vic on 28 Oct.

The play tells the story of a truck driver who is ordered to dump toxic chemicals into a lake, and explores “the moral cost of an increasingly materialistic society”, says its blurb. The show has been directed by Ian Rickson, who Harvey has worked with on similar projects before.

Harvey composed the music for the piece on her own, and then recorded the soundtrack with James Johnston in London.