PJ Harvey will be composing the score for a new play this October.
Titled The Nest, the show will be a freshly translated version of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s 1975 German play of the same name.
The “Guilty” singer will be joining forces with director Ian Rickson for the project, who she has already worked with previously on productions like Electra, Hamlet and Hedda Gabbler. She has reportedly already written and recorded the score for their latest collaboration; wrapping it in London with James Johnston earlier this year.
According to a press release, the story will follow the plight of a truck driver who is ordered to dump toxic chemicals into a lake. It will apparently aim to examine “the moral cost of an increasingly materialistic society” and to bring out “the sharp relevance of this urgent and timely two-hander.”
The Nest will be shown at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre from October 1, before moving to London’s Young Vic Maria Theatre at the end of the month.