Will Warney find musical on him funny?

July 17th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, July 17 (ANI): Australian comedian Eddie Perfect, who has written and starred in a musical on leg spinner Shane Warne, hopes the latter will appreciate the show, which opens later this year.
“There’’s some stuff in the there that might be pretty raw, but there’’s nothing in there that is picking on him or showing him in a negative light, I don”t think, the Daily Telegraph quoted Perfect, as saying.
“It’’s just a really human story, I would like to think, that he would enjoy it for what it is,” he added.
Perfect came up with the idea of doing a musical on Warne three years ago when he was looking through a newspaper and saw the cricket legend spruiking hair-loss treatment.
He made a joke to his manager that someone should make a musical out of it, but the idea grew on him.
Perfect then went on to read every book he could find on Warne.
In the production, the character Warne, played by Perfect, has decided to tell his story in a musical.
It starts with his days playing at St Kilda Football Club, through his cricket career to his retirement. His off-field antics including extra marital affairs, infamous text messaging, relationship with former wife Simone, diet pill scandal, and Indian betting scandal are also explored.
It is directed by Neil Armfield, who’’s also behind the hit musical Keating, in which Perfect played Alexander Downer and John Hewson.
Other songs include a love song about Simone, Dancing with the Stars, and Take the Pill.
Perfect said in writing the musical - he’’s come to “really like” Warne.
Unfortunately, he’’s never met him, he said. (ANI)

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