Douglas Hodge is a busy boy. Not only is he currently starring in La Cage Aux Folles and preparing to direct Jonathan Pryce in Athol Fugard’s Dimetos at the Donmar Warehouse in the new year, he’s also writing a musical of his own.

A songwriter and singer who has released his own CDs and performed independently as well as starring in West End musicals Guys and Dolls and La Cage, Hodge has now been commissioned to compose the score for a new piece.

As he explains to Whatsonstage.com (See Today’s Interview in full): “I’ve written it with Aschlin Ditta, an old friend from the National Youth Theatre and who wrote a film I did a couple of years ago called Scenes of a Sexual Nature. It’s already been taken up by producer Matthew Byam Shaw and we’ve workshopped it with Sheila Hancock, Catherine Tate, Lara Pulver, David Haig and Jason Pennycooke who is in La Cage. It’s a love story set across 50 years and the working title is Meantime, which may change – perhaps we’ll add an exclamation mark!”

We look forward to it! (And what a great cast for a workshop, by the way…)