The play tells the story of Thom, a boy fond of driving alone through country lanes at night in the hope of being abducted by aliens. After receiving near-fatal injuries in an accident, Thom falls into a coma, and must decide whether or not to return to his body. "This is not a publicity stunt, nor a fanatical fan gesture," says Testerman. The idea for which came after he used lyrics to Radiohead song "Creep" as a monologue for an audition. "It's like when someone adapts Shakespeare. This is an homage to Thom's genius." The play may come to Radiohead's hometown of Oxford and also Edinburgh.Reuse content
ARE RADIOHEAD'S lyrics opaque? Not according to LA-based actor Dean Testerman, who is using lyrics and liner notes from Radiohead's three albums to form the text for a fictitious play. The Untitled Radiohead Project utilises the unaltered words of Radiohead front man Thom Yorke - but not Radiohead's music - to highlight how music and technology affect people's emotional lives.