Thom Yorke is composing original music for Broadway play

Thom Yorke is making his Broadway debut, as a composer. The Radiohead mastermind is working for the Roundabout Theater Company’s revival of the 1970’s show Old Timesthis October.

While Yorke will not be making an appearance in the show, the score was penned mostly by himself, with help by the play’s director Douglas Hodge. Working closely with the director through email correspondence, Yorke spent approximately six months working on the project. The score will feature intro and exit music, along with transitions.

”It’s been a pleasure working with Doug on my first stage production,” Yorke said in a statement. “I’ve enjoyed exploring through music the script’s themes of love and memory as well as Pinter’s rhythms, twists and turns.’

While it would truly be something to go to a Radiohead-themed play, Yorke worked extensively with 1970’s synthesisers so that his music would fit with the era. Unfortunately it’s doubtful that we will be hearing a Chicago-esque rendition of Creep in the near future.

Old Times will begin previews on September 17th, premiere October 6th and run until November 29th.

The news comes off the back of the related headline that Radiohead are working on a brand new album. No details have been confirmed. Stay tuned…