Many of the world's best-known bands and musicians, from ABBA to Carole King, have had their stories made into (or used in) a stage musical - and now The Bee Gees are set to follow suit.

The disco pioneers are getting the musical treatment as Barry Gibb - the only surviving member of the trio - along with Maurice Gibb's widow Yvonne and the estate of Robin Gibb have reached an agreement with the live theatre division of Universal Pictures.

Barry Gibb will be an executive director on the as-yet-untitled project, which is set to include some of their biggest hits - including 'Night Fever', 'Jive Talkin', 'How Deep is Your Love' and 'More Than a Woman'.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for our family," he said in a statement. "I’m personally very excited to be a part of the creative process along with Yvonne and Dwina. It’s another adventure for us and a chance to throw the spotlight on all my brothers and finally the real story of us will be told. It’s an honor to be working alongside the people I most respect. I can’t wait to get started!"

Other stars who have similar stage musical projects in development include Cher and Tina Turner.