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March 16, 2005

Lord Of The Rings musical

It is obscurely satisfying to me that The Lord Of The Rings musical will open in Toronto a year before it opens in London.

The hugely-anticipated Lord Of The Rings musical will have its world premiere in Toronto next year because they cannot find a theatre big enough in Britain.

The 11.5 million adaptation of the JRR Tolkien trilogy - destined to be the most expensive musical in history - had been due to open in London in December.

That said, and despite being the most expensive musical theatre production ever staged, it strikes me as near impossible to tell the story in an all singing, all dancing three hours. This thing is a disaster in the making.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 16, 2005 08:23 AM

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I don't want to see any singing, dancing Ithilien rangers and Mordor orcs, either. Reducing it to a mere musical somehow lessens the epic scale of the story.

Posted by: Chris Taylor [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 16, 2005 12:04 PM

At least it's not Andrew Lloyd Webber

Posted by: beautifulatrocities [TypeKey Profile Page] at March 17, 2005 07:22 PM