Legendary singer SIR Elton John is bringing the legendary story of the man who broke into Queen Elizabeth II's bedroom to the West End stage.

Sir Elton hopes the play - about MICHAEL FAGAN, who scaled the railings of Buckingham Palace in 1982 and spent 45 minutes explaining his problems to the British monarch - will eventually be staged at THE OLD VIC theatre in London.

He says, "I have always been fascinated about what went on - as the Queen pressed her alarm bell again and again and no one came. I always wondered what was said between them, what she said to calm him down.

"I don't think we will ever really know ... I don't think she will be attending the first night either."

The project is currently being penned by Little Voice director MARK HERMAN.

20/06/2003 13:10