'The Hunger Games' stage adaptation set for London 2024

The stage adaptation of Suzanne Collins' novel and Lionsgate's blockbuster film franchise will have its world premiere in London in Autumn 2024.

Kate Riley
Kate Riley

May the odds be ever in your favour! The Hunger Games is set to be adapted for the London stage, which will have its world premiere in Autumn 2024.

The Hunger Games will mark the first stage adaptation of Suzanne Collins' internationally acclaimed novel. The novels have previously been adaptated into a blockbuster film franchise starring Jennifer Lawrence. The Hunger Games film adaptations grossed nearly $3 billion at the global box office, with the prequel The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes set for release in cinemas on 17 November.

Olivier Award-winning playwright Conor McPherson (Girl from the North Country) will adapt The Hunger Games for the stage, and Matthew Dunster (Matthew Dunster (2:22 - A Ghost Story, Hangmen, The Pillowman) will direct.

Suzanne Collins, best-selling author of The Hunger Games series, said: "I'm very excited to be collaborating with the amazing team of Conor McPherson and Matthew Dunster as they bring their dynamic and innovative interpretation of The Hunger Games to the London stage."

Conor McPherson added: "To receive Suzanne Collins' blessing to adapt The Hunger Games for the stage is both humbling and inspiring. She has created a classic story which continues to resonate now more than ever. In a world where the truth itself seems increasingly up for grabs, The Hunger Games beautifully expresses values of resilience, self-reliance and independent moral inquiry for younger people especially. This is turbo-charged storytelling of the highest order, and I'm hugely excited to bring it to a new generation of theatregoers and to Suzanne Collins' longstanding and devoted fans."

Joining McPherson and Dunster on the creative team are Miriam Buether (set designer), Moi Tran (costume designer), Charlotte Broom (choreographer), Lucy Carter (lighting designer), Ian Dickinson for Autograph (sound designer), Tal Rosner (video designer), Kev McCurdy (fight director), John Maddox for Suspended Illusions (performer flying), Amy Ball (casting director), and Gary Beestone (production manager).

Set in the dystopian world of Panem, The Hunger Games revolves around a deadly contest in which teenagers from impoverished districts battle against one another to entertain the Capitol's aristocracy. The story follows Katniss Everdeen, whose defiance of the Capitol's tyranny sparks a rebellion throughout Panem.

The cast, date, and venue will be revealed at a later date.

Check back for more information on tickets to The Hunger Games on London Theatre.

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