Quadrophenia, Pete Townsend's 1970s rock concept album which became a film, may well be heading for the stage. Playwright Joe Penhall (of Blue/Orange fame) and director Trevor Nunn are believed to be collaborating on the project, although no dates for a West End run have been confirmed as yet. The story relates the mod lifestyle and trends of the mid-1960s, leading to a violent climax on Brighton beach. The 1979 film version came about as part of a contractual recording deal involving Townsend's band The Who, and featured such tracks as My Generation and Zoot Suit. Although many of the film's cast are now famous names, the likes of Toyah Willcox, Phil Daniels, Leslie Ash and Michael Elphick (who all appeared) were comparative unknowns back then.