Plans for a musical adaptation of Zorro are progressing with a second reading scheduled this month and a West End premiere due in spring 2003. Music for the show is being composed by George Stiles, with Anthony Drewe writing the lyrics. Stiles and Drewe were the creative team behind Honk! which has been internationally successful. Flamenco guitarist and performer Marcos D'Cruze was originally involved, but Stiles appears to have taken his place. The book, meanwhile, is being written by playwright Helen Edmundson, whose works include The Clearing and the upcoming Mother Teresa is Dead as well as Shared Experience literary adaptations of War and Peace, Mill on the Floss and Anna Karenina. In the director's chair will be Christopher Renshaw who also directed Boy George's musical debut Taboo for producer Adam Kenwright. Casting for Zorro has not been confirmed, though it was hotly rumoured last year that Kenwright was in negotiations with Puerto Rican heartthrob Ricky Martin to play the Mexican masked man.