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March 15, 2004

The Lord of the Rings

The musical.

The epic story of Frodo's journey to Mordor through Middle Earth, which won 11 Academy Awards, will cost £8 million to stage - £1.5 million more than the current production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. A singing and dancing cast of more than 50 actors will play hobbits, elves, wizards and monsters, and Sauron, the evil Dark Lord, in complex battle scenes.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 15, 2004 11:27 AM


Reminds me of some dialog from "The Tall Guy":

Agent: Well, the only other thing at the moment is a new musical that the RSC are doing.
Dexter: Er, what's it about?
Agent: The Elephant Man.
Dexter: A musical of the Elephant Man? What's it called?
Agent: "Elephant", I think - with an exclamation mark presumably.
Dexter: Pity the poor bastard who has to play the elephant.
Agent: Remember dearest, everyone thought "Jesus Christ Superstar" was a stupid idea.
Dexter: "Jesus Christ Superstar" WAS a stupid idea.

Posted by: Michael at March 19, 2004 02:12 AM