"Lord of the Rings" stage musical adaptation in 2005

"Lord of the Rings" stage musical adaptation in 2005

The world premiere of the first stage musical adaptation of JRR Tolkien's classic trilogy The Lord of the Rings, will open in the West End in the Spring of 2005.

The 8 million UKP production has book and lyrics by Shaun McKenna and music by Stephen Keeling and Bernd Stromberger. McKenna & Keeling were the team responsible for the West End musical "Maddie" at the Lyric THeatre in 1997.

It is directed by Matthew Warchus, whose recent credits include "Tell me On A Sunday", and "Our House", and the Yasmina Reza plays "Life x3", "The Unexpected Man" and "Art".

It is designed by Rob Howell, whose credits include " Our House", "Simply Heavenly", "The Graduate" and "The Caretaker".

The show will be produced by Kevin Wallace and Saul Zaentz.

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