There is no pit orchestra. The musicians are essentially characters in the show. That was a big idea from Des. And it set a structure within which we were able to write the show.
We didn't deal with the songs at all, ... We wrote a play. And at certain points in the play, because it's about guys who made music, the music comes in almost like a character would.
The more they got into this, the more it seemed they had kind of a Shakespearean history, ... By that, I mean there's love and hate, and life and death, and revenge, betrayal and greed and anger.