Lord Of The Rings Musical To Premier In London
A lavish $12 million (GBP8 million) stage musical adaptation of hit film and novel The Lord Of The Rings is to premier in London in 2005.
The production will be the biggest-budget musical ever to be staged in the British capital - and if successful, it will be taken around the world.
Financial backer, American svengali Saul Zaentz, explains, "I want it to be a landmark. When you put a piece literature with such a worldwide profile on the stage you need to make something utterly extraordinary."