Paul McCartney is collaborating with cousin Kate Robbins and writer Steve Brown to create a stage show on his early life in the working class of Liverpool, according to The Daily Telegraph. The show will be based on McCartney and Carl Davis’s classical work The Liverpool Oratorio from 1991, created to commemorate the city’s 150th anniversary. McCartney will serve as musical director.
The Liverpool Oratorio was McCartney’s first classical work. The story followed a boy named Shanty, born in 1942 in Liverpool, who grew up to become a musician and marry his sweetheart, Mary Dee, after the death of his father. The young couple struggles to balance their relationship and their careers while raising a family. The narrative of the work closely follows McCartney’s own life.