Westlife is 'in talks' to create West End musical about their career
Being plucked from obscurity by Louis Walsh and catapulted to worldwide fame.
Their millions of record sales. Their heartbreaking farewell and their triumphant comeback. Mark's emotional coming out. That drama with Brian McFadden.
You have to admit it – Westlife have been on one hell of a journey over the past two decades. Now their story could be immortalised in a West End show.
Shane Filan, Mark Feehily, Kian Egan and Nicky Bynre have reportedly been approached to create a musical about their time as a band.
Producers in London are keen on making a show about how the lads first formed Westlife and got to where they are today, according The Sun.
"Westlife are not your typical boyband. They grew up in rugged, rural Ireland. They didn’t do fame school," a source told the publication.
"They performed together at school, had big dreams of making music, and later met Louis Walsh who helped make it all happen."
Sounds like the perfect musical to us.
The news comes as Westlife continue their resurgence. The band reformed this summer after a seven-year hiatus, playing to 600,00 fans in stadiums across Ireland, the UK and Asia.
This week they announced that their next Irish gig would be at Cork's Páirc Uí Chaoimh in August of next year. They are set to play two nights and will be supported by Emeli Sandé.