ANDREW Lloyd Webber has announced a musical about the affair between John Major and Edwina Currie.
Following the closure of his show Stephen Ward, the millionaire composer believes John & Eddie will be a hit thanks to the public’s abiding fascination with Currie, still in FHMs 100 Hottest at the age of 67.
Lloyd Webber said: Major and Currie is one of the great love affairs of our time, like Burton and Taylor, JFK and Marilyn Monroe, or Harry Styles and Caroline Flack.
Its a fantastic story a passionate affair being played out as John struggles to realise his dream of a national traffic cones hotline.
The material lends itself beautifully to the stage. Yesterday we were rehearsing rousing dance number Hes My Salmonella Fella which prompted theatre maintenance workers to spontaneously lob eggs at the stage.”
Other songs include You Can Crack An Egg But You Cant Crack Me, The Cabinet Are Bastards (Bastards) and Norman Lamonts soaring second-act ballad Even Im Not Entirely Sure Who I Am.
Preview audience member Denys Finch Hatton said: The show captures the spirit of the late 1980s, although Im not sure the scene where John and Edwina neck pills at a warehouse rave is historically accurate.
However the bit where Edwina says Take off those glasses and stuff me like a chicken! felt chillingly convincing.