The new musical by The Pet Shop Boys, Closer To Heaven, opened recently in the West End of London. As part of the publicity campaign, Jonathan Harvey, their co-writer, was interviewed in The Independent this week.
He had this to say about one of the characters :-
"Neil had a dream about recording a song with David Bowie. When he woke up he wrote it down. The result is a beautiful song called "Friendly Fire". It has inspired a whole new character, a faded rock star who I want to call Billie Tricks. She's a pretentious German woman who was massive in the Sixties and Seventies. I have a feeling she'll steal the show."