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LOTR Musical?

Discussion in 'London UK' started by Lelila, May 29, 2003.

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  1. Lelila

    Lelila Jedi Padawan star 4

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    I stumbled on this today, have you guys heard anything about it?

    http://www.cbc.ca/artsCanada/stories/ring290503

    Lord of the Rings musical set for London stage
    Last Updated 2003-05-29

    ArtsCanada

    LONDON - J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy - successfully adapted to the big screen - is now being developed into a musical for the London stage.

    The budget for the production is set at $20.6 million, making it the most expensive stage project in the history of British theatre.

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang holds that distinction with production costs of $14.5 million.

    The show, which has been in development for 18 months, is set to open in 2005. Casting is scheduled for early 2004.

    The musical will attempt to repeat the success of the theatrical versions of the popular series.

    Director Peter Jackson's films,The Fellowship of the Ring and The Two Towers, are in the top 10 most successful films of all time.

    The third film in the trilogy The Return of the King is due to be released December 17th.
     
  2. Sebulba_Sloan

    Sebulba_Sloan RSA Alumni star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Gosh! How much? :eek:

    I'd love to see it if it is true, being in technical theatre myself :D
     
  3. AmberStarbright

    AmberStarbright Jedi Knight star 7

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    To be honest I can't imagine it being very good as a theatre production. There is too much to it.
     
  4. Az-Azzameen

    Az-Azzameen Jedi Knight star 5

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    It sounds truly dire.

    //imagines Boromir singing and tapdancing...

    I want to be in Gon-dooooor, I want to be in Gon-doooooor...etc

    [face_plain]
     
  5. Stuey

    Stuey Jedi Master star 5

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    //imagines Boromir singing and tapdancing...

    I want to be in Gon-dooooor, I want to be in Gon-doooooor...etc

    :D i can't wait
     
  6. Az-Azzameen

    Az-Azzameen Jedi Knight star 5

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    Sam with Sting in Shelob's tunnel; 'dancing' with Shelob (i.e. man in spider suit)

    Sam, be a hero to-niiiiiiight! Sam, be a hero to-niiiiiight! Do it for Frodo and the Hobbits... and all the other races...

    [face_plain]
     
  7. Sebulba_Sloan

    Sebulba_Sloan RSA Alumni star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    To the tune of Penny Lane...

    In Rivendale there is an elf and he's called Elrond,
    He summons everyone to his meeting,
    How will they destroy the ring?
    That's the thing.
    So let's sing....

    Rivendale is in my ears and in my eyes...
     
  8. Az-Azzameen

    Az-Azzameen Jedi Knight star 5

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    Rivendell you mean? :p
     
  9. Sebulba_Sloan

    Sebulba_Sloan RSA Alumni star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, but you got to allow for the Beatle-accent :D
     
  10. Az-Azzameen

    Az-Azzameen Jedi Knight star 5

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    Pippin was singing was he? :p

    Eowyn on the battlements...:

    Helms Deep is alive... with the sound of orcs
    Foul songs they sing... astride their war wargs
    Helms Deep fills my heart with the sounds of sorrow
    We have hope, but even now... that feels hollow...


    :_|
     
  11. Sebulba_Sloan

    Sebulba_Sloan RSA Alumni star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    :_| Beautiful!
     
  12. DarthArsenal6

    DarthArsenal6 Jedi Master star 5

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    Yes I have heard about it... but I don't think it will be any good at all...just too corny
     
  13. Stoney-Wan-Kenobi

    Stoney-Wan-Kenobi Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I read about that in the paper yesterday... They're searching for a Frodo just now.

    Think I'll just stick with the films...
     
  14. Sebulba_Sloan

    Sebulba_Sloan RSA Alumni star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Correct me if I'm mistaken, but couldn't £20M take several African countries out of debt, feed millions of starving families and create decent medical treatment for 3rd World nations?

    And we spend it on our sociological super-ego [face_plain]
     
  15. sw-starwarsfreakness

    sw-starwarsfreakness Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Ooh.. That'd be interesting.. wish it could have been playing while I was here.
     
  16. Tiniwiel_Skywalker

    Tiniwiel_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    The whole idea slightly disturbs me,I hope it will never happen!

    Though I heard Hugh Jackman might play Aragorn in it,might be worth seeing it if only for that!

     
  17. Yoshee

    Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Christ, now i love the books and the movies, but i won't be going to see this, it'll be awefull! :(
     
  18. CGI-BOBAFENT

    CGI-BOBAFENT Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Talk about cheapening it -It's the belly talking which annoys me in the films [although it doesn't annoy me enough to think of them as anyless than fantastic :D ] and this kind of talking is a trademark of theatre!
     
  19. Sebulba_Sloan

    Sebulba_Sloan RSA Alumni star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I'm just in suspense for the up and coming theatre production of SADAM! The Musical... aparantly they're using authentic mustard gas!
     
  20. Tiniwiel_Skywalker

    Tiniwiel_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Y'know,they didn't want Disney to make the animated LOTR film,because it would be all cheesy and cutesy and there would be musical numbers!

    Now they're doing worse than Disney........A STAGE MUSICAL!

    I think our society just reached a brand new low!
     
  21. Tiniwiel_Skywalker

    Tiniwiel_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Though one thing's for sure!

    Boromir's death will be "Toe Tappingly Tragic!"

    :D
     
  22. Sebulba_Sloan

    Sebulba_Sloan RSA Alumni star 4 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, and I can't wait till we 'rock on down to Mordor' [face_plain]
     
  23. Yoshee

    Yoshee RSA FFUK/EUROPE, CR Emeritus: London star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Anymore news about this awefull production yet?
     
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