Florence Welch Writing a West End Musical
According to the Evening Standard, Florence and the Machine's Florence Welch has plans to write a West End musical. Welch is collaborating with friend Sophie Hart-Walsh on the project, She told ES: "It would be amazing to get it into the West End. That's obviously the dream goal."
Hart-Walsh added: "We always used to write songs about our lives and sing them to each other. We always said we should make them into a musical."
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Florence and the Machine released their debut album Lungs in the United Kingdom on 6 July 2009. It peaked at number one in the UK and number two in Ireland. As of 6 August 2009, the album had sold over 100,000 copies in the UK and by 10 August it had been at number two for five consecutive weeks.
After the release of Lungs, "Drumming Song" and a cover of The Source and Candi Staton's 1986 song "You've Got the Love" were released as singles, the latter of which also went on to become part of a mashup titled "You Got the Dirtee Love" between Welch and English rapper Dizzee Rascal. The two performed the mashup together at the 2010 BRIT Awards on 16 February 2010 and the recorded performance was subsequently released as a single the following day.