Award-winning playwright Charlotte Jones has reportedly been drafted in to write the book for Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical based on Wilkie Collins' 19th-century romantic novel The Woman in White (See The Goss, 4 Nov 2002). Jones' Humble Boy - which premiered at the NT Cottesloe before transferring to the West End where it closed this past August - won both the Critics' Circle and the 2002 Theatregoers' Choice Awards for Best New Play. Her other stage plays include Airswimming, In Flame and Martha, Josie and the Chinese Elvis. In 2002, she won the Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. The Woman in White tells the story of a man who meets a mysterious woman (dressed in white) on a road one night and helps her flee from pursuers. Neither a lyricist, director or designer has yet been attached to the project though, according to the Daily Mail, ATG's Sonia Friedman will be involved in co-producing the musical, anticipated for a West End premiere in early 2004.