NOT IN THE MOOD

Best-loved song miss­ing from Nolan sis­ter’s mu­si­cal

Daily Record - - INFO - ASHLEIGH RAINBIRD

A MU­SI­CAL about the Nolans has been writ­ten by their sis­ter Anne – but it doesn’t have any of their songs, such as I’m in the Mood For Danc­ing, in it.

The 67-year-old co-wrote the script based on her 2009 au­to­bi­og­ra­phy, Anne’s Song, up­dated to cover the years since.

The 23 new songs in­clude a bal­lad about the death of Bernie in 2013 aged 53 after a three-year bat­tle with breast can­cer.

A source said: “It’s not a juke­box Nolans mu­si­cal, it’s an au­to­bi­og­ra­phy turned into a mu­si­cal. Ob­vi­ously, there is an over­lap with the sis­ters.

“There are new songs to re­flect Anne’s book. There are big, sad ones to re­flect the time when Bernie passed, about Anne’s breast can­cer, and about their mum Mau­reen los­ing her bat­tle with Alzheimer’s.”

The source added: “It’s re­ally funny as well as sad and happy.”

Anne’s book also told of her sex­ual abuse by her fa­ther. The source said: “There is a sen­si­tive scene that del­i­cately cov­ers the is­sue with ut­most re­spect.”

Bernie, Mau­reen, Linda and Record agony aunt Coleen toured with­out Anne after the book came out.

They made up in 2014 after a plea from dy­ing Bernie but Anne’s sis­ters are not in­volved with the mu­si­cal.

Di­rec­tor Adam Mor­ley will pro­duce the show, co-writ­ten by Paul Wood with songs by Terry Brad­ford and Susie Arvesen. They hope it will go on tour.

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