Benny Andersson will contribute a piece of music for the next production by acclaimed Swedish artist, playwright and director, Marie-Louise Ekman, Försökskaninerna.
The play, which is the third in a trilogy of stagings which highlight issues relating to a mother’s progressive ageing, will open at ‘Dramaten’, Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre, in March 2017.
Benny has worked extensively with Marie-Louise since she designed the artwork for his solo album November 1989. The pair have collaborated on a wide variety of TV, film and theatrical projects, including both previous instalments of the Försökskaninerna trilogy.
“I always say yes if she asks me,” Benny told us. “She has a lot of artistic soul and her work is very, very original,” he explained.
For the forthcoming production Benny will write a song with lyrics by Marie-Louise.
The last play featured purely instrumental music.
Benny said: “The piece I wrote for the second play is a tune that I have never used again anywhere else. It is actually one of the tracks that I am considering including on my piano album.”
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