PJ Harvey has written the score for a new production of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s 1975 German play The Nest
Singer-songwriter PJ Harvey has apparently already finished writing the score for a new translation of a 1970s German play called The Nest. The new production reunites Harvey with director Ian Rickson who she has previously worked with on productions of Electra, Hamlet and Hedda Gabler. Harvey wrote and recorded the score in London earlier this year alongside Gallon Drunk guitarist James Johnston.
Tha play is an allegorical story of modern materialism that traces the story of a truck driver faced with the immoral task of dumping toxic chemicals in a lake. A fitting topic that feeds into the themes of injustice, poverty and wealth disparity present in Harvey’s recent album The Hope Six Demolition Project.
The Nest will begin its run at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast on 1 October. It will also run at London’s Young Vic Maria Theatre from the end of the month.