Blur frontman and Gorillaz creator Damon Albarn is developing a play for London's prestigious National Theatre.

The Feel Good Inc hitmaker, 37, will focus on the diverse musical cultures that have emerged from the Ladbroke Grove and Notting Hill areas of the British capital, such as The Notting Hill Carnival and punk rock group The Clash.

National Theatre artistic director NICHOLAS HYTNER says, "It will allow Damon to develop his passionate interest in musical styles.