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Sir Paul McCartney gets to work on It’s A Wonderful Life stage version

Sir Paul McCartney has revealed he is working on a stage adaptation of Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life.

The Beatles icon, 77, will write the musical with the help of Billy Elliot scribe Lee Hall, 52, and theatre producer Bill Kenwright, 73. 

The production will take close inspiration from the well-loved 1946 film, according to The Sun.

New project: Sir Paul McCartney has revealed he is working on a stage adaptation of Christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life

New project: Sir Paul McCartney has revealed he is working on a stage adaptation of Christmas classic It’s A Wonderful Life

He told the newspaper: ‘Like many of these things this all started with an email. Bill had asked if it was something I might be up for.

‘Writing a musical is not some that had ever really appealed to me but Bill and I met up with Lee Hall and a chat and I found myself thinking this could be interesting and fun.

‘It’s a Wonderful Life is a universal story we can all relate to.’

Fans will be able to go and see the stage production of the film next year, according to the reports.

Touching story: It's A Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey (James Stewart) who is saved by his guardian angel Clarence when he considers taking his own life

Touching story: It’s A Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey (James Stewart) who is saved by his guardian angel Clarence when he considers taking his own life

It’s A Wonderful Life tells the story of George Bailey (James Stewart) who is saved by his guardian angel Clarence when he considers taking his own life. 

In the heartwarming film, the angel shows George what life would have looked like for people in his town if he hadn’t been there for them. 

In recent days, Paul invited Ringo Starr onstage to wrap up his Freshen Up world tour in front of 58,000 fans at Dodger Stadium, in Los Angeles.

The rocker also paid tribute to his former Beatles band mates George Harrison, singing Something, and John Lennon, singing Here Today.

Skills: The Beatles icon, 77, (pictured in November 2018, France) will write the musical with the help of Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, 52, and theatre producer Bill Kenwright, 73

Skills: The Beatles icon, 77, (pictured in November 2018, France) will write the musical with the help of Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall, 52, and theatre producer Bill Kenwright, 73 

Starring role: The stage adaptation of It's A Wonderful Life will take inspiration from the well-loved 1946 film, according to The Sun (James Stewart pictured in character)

Starring role: The stage adaptation of It’s A Wonderful Life will take inspiration from the well-loved 1946 film, according to The Sun (James Stewart pictured in character)

As well as his music, Paul is dedicated to his wife as he gushed about their romance and her love of his songs.

He said during Australia’s 60 Minutes in June 2017: ‘She’s a party girl. She’s a music fan. She actually came to see me a while ago, when I was playing at Madison Square Garden.’

Macca was first married to Linda Eastman in 1969 and the couple were together until Linda died of breast cancer at age 56 in 1998.

The rocker adopted Linda’s daughter from her first marriage Heather, 54, and the couple raised three biological children together: Mary, 48, Stella, 46, and James, 40.

Big role: As well as his music, Paul is dedicated to his wife as he gushed about their romance and her love of his songs (pictured in November 2018, France)

Big role: As well as his music, Paul is dedicated to his wife as he gushed about their romance and her love of his songs (pictured in November 2018, France)

 

 

 

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