Musical theatre maestros Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schonberg - who celebrate the 20th anniversary of their phenomenally successful French revolution epic, Les Miserables, in October 2005 - are planning to open their new musical, The Pirate Queen, for a premiere in Dublin later this year. The show, about legendary Irish pirate Grace O’Malley, is set in 16th-century Ireland and England and has a score that combines pop, rock, musical theatre and Irish music. As the new musical will include a lot of choreography, Boublil and Schonberg are collaborating with Riverdance director John McColgan (whose production of The Shaughraun is currently playing at the West End’s Albery Theatre) and producer Moya Doherty to create authentic Irish dances. The Pirate Queen is tipped to open at Dublin’s Point Theatre in late 2005 or early 2006, with a possible West End or Broadway run towards the end of 2006.