Roxette’s music becomes a musical

Roxette’s vast catalogue of hits is the soundtrack for generations all over the world. It is now time for it to be used in a brand new musical, based on the hit author Jane Fallon’s novel “Got You Back”. The opening is scheduled to be in the autumn of 2024 at Malmö Opera in Malmö, Sweden.

The Swedish duo Roxette, Marie Fredriksson and Per Gessle, is one of the most successful pop groups ever. Their iconic songs like “Listen To Your Heart”, “It Must Have Been Love”, “The Look”, “Joyride” and many more have ruled the charts around the globe. The classic Roxette catalogue will be the soundtrack for a brand new musical, based on the English hit novelist Jane Fallon’s book “Got You Back” with a script by the Swedish playwright and director Klas Abrahamsson. Per Gessle is the hugely successful songwriter and frontman of Roxette which he formed with singer Marie Fredriksson in 1986. Their sales to late exceeds 80 million albums since their first release.

Per Gessle says:

My immediate feeling is that Roxette’s music is perfect for a musical, a rich bunch of songs with lots of familiar melodies. The mix of our legacy and Jane Fallon’s brilliant story feels like a match made in heaven. I look forward to this exciting project.

Jane Fallon is the celebrated TV-producer who became a successful author. Fallon has published eleven novels since her debut “Getting Rid Of Matthew” in 2007 and the sales has passed the million mark in UK alone.

Jane says:

I love musicals and I love Scandinavia and I love Roxette’s music so this is like a dream come true. I’m so happy to be part of this production.

The playright and director Klas Abrahamsson has been praised for several of his plays like “Camping”, “My Friend The Fascist” and “Ingvar! A Musical Furniture Tale” – the two latter together with composer Erik Gedeon.

Klas says:

The music is so great and cool and the story is important and has a most relevant intrigue. I’m so thrilled.

Malmö Opera is one of Sweden’s biggest producer of musical theatre. Carina Ostrander says:

Malmö Opera has yet again shown the power to launch new projects, from the first idea to a full stage production. We do look forward to the collaboration with Per Gessle, Jane Fallon, Klas Abrahamsson and all of the skilled professional craftsmen necessary for a successful stage show.

The musical is a collaboration between Per Gessle, Nordiska ApS and Malmö Opera.

Tickets will go on sale in 2023/24.