MacBecks Shakespearean musical on Posh and Becks opens in Dublin

January 10th, 2009 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI  

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London, Jan 10 (ANI): In a rather spoofy take on the lives of David Beckham and wife Victoria, a musical comedy based on Shakespeares Macbeth has hit the stage in Dublin.

Titled MacBecks, the musical traces the story of Posh and Becks, told in jokes, song and words of few syllables.

The play, featuring one of the great celebrity romances of the current age was premiered at the Olympia theatre in Dublin on December 7.

Written by Gary Cooke and Malachy McKenna, the musical has Posh as Lady Macbeth for whom David sacrifices his career.

While Paul Reid plays the role of MacBecks, Kelly Gough, described by the authors as drop-dead stunning, plays Poshoria.

Described as a wild comedy romp, ManBecks is set in 16th-century England, where football is beginning to emerge as a popular pastime.

But the game dominated by players who are, in Cookes words, baldy ugly with lumpy legs and turny-up shoes.

Much of the action takes place in Ye Olde Wags Head Inn, where the Bard is a boozy failed writer and aspirant footballer.

In our conceit there are three Spice Witches, one of whom is Poshoria, who create Becks because of the dire need for a good-looking player, Times Online quoted Cooke as saying.

He added: Theres a Sir Alex Ferguson-type character we call Salax, whos a mix of King Lear and the Devil. Its a kind of love triangle because hes fighting with Posh over Becks.

Later, the story moves from England to Europe and eventually reaches a happy ending in the New World, where Becks is paid hundreds of millions of groats instead of the measly few sheep and goats he received at home.

The play also features a woman not dissimilar to Rebecca Loos, a model once linked to Beckham.

Other characters include three Spice Witches, the devil Sir Alex Ferguson, Rebecca Loos and Sven-Goran Eriksson.

Its a rip-roaring barrel of laughs which sees Alex Ferguson try to steal MacBecks away from Poshoria, said McKenna.

Reportedly, Posh and Becks are desperate to find out details of the production and the creators hope that their real-life hero and heroine will certainly oblige the play with their appearance.

They have been invited. Funnily enough, I dont think we have had a response so far. But Im sure that they will want to know what its about, said Cooke. (ANI)

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