The Lord of the Rings Musical World Tour in 2015

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THE LORD OF THE RINGS returns to the stage in 2015 with the WORLD TOUR

Immensely popular with audiences of all ages this extraordinary show will continue with The Lord of the Rings World Tour.

The Lord of the Rings creative team is developing the touring version of the show, flexible enough to tour across the world while retaining the unique, thrilling and spectacular theatrical magic of the original Production.

The Lord of the Rings is a spectacular production created by Tony and Olivier Award winning director, Matthew Warchus, Tony and Olivier Award winning choreographer Peter Darling, and Tony and Olivier Award winning Set & Costume Designer, Rob Howell, the same creative team as on Matilda, The Royal Shakespeare Company’s multi-award winning musical now playing in London and on Broadway.

Paul Pyant’s lighting, special effects by Greg Meeh, sound by Simon Baker, and magic illusions by Paul Kieve complete the design Tour de Force.

A.R. Rahman (winner of The Golden Globe, the BAFTA and Oscar for best film score for Slumdog Millionaire, and a second Oscar for best original song), Värttinä (renowned in their native Finland and abroad), and Christopher Nightingale, have composed the thrilling score, with lyrics and libretto by Shaun McKenna and Matthew Warchus.

“The Lord of the Rings has earned high praise from fans of Tolkien’s wonderful books and the general theatre-going public alike," said Laurie Battle, of Tolkien Enterprises. “It’s a "once in a lifetime" opportunity to step into the fantastic world of Middle-earth. The telling of this epic story on stage is a brilliant example of how magical the live theatrical experience can be.”

With a stunning score and one of the most beautiful and spectacular designs seen on stage, The Lord of the Rings World Tour will continue to bring to life the characters of Tolkien’s Middle-earth for audiences across the globe.
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Wikipedia says this announced 2015 tour was never realized, but last year, a reduced version of this show titled The Lord of the Rings: A Musical Tale performed for three months at the Watermill Theatre in Bagnor (Berkshire, UK), and that production has been picked up by the Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it will run from July 19 to September 1. I learned that last night because one of the cast members of our production of In the Heights is leaving early to start rehearsals on the Chicago Rings.
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I saw the production in Newbury in the Watermill. I think I wrote a review here somewhere. Its fabulous. If you can get to it in Chicago I highly recommend it. If not, I believe its embarking on a tour afterwards.
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[OT]Just noting that, unless I am misremembering, both of you have been involved with productions of In the Heights in recent years.
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Yes! I directed In the Heights in Ireland in 2018! Is yours an Amateur or Professional production NE?
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Alatar wrote: Tue Jun 04, 2024 11:18 am Yes! I directed In the Heights in Ireland in 2018! Is yours an Amateur or Professional production NE?
Professional, and the biggest show we've done in decades, maybe ever. We produce musicals infrequently. It was our first time producing something written by Lin Manuel Miranda. It was our second time producing something written by Quiara Alegría Hudes: we commissioned her to write a play with orchestral accompaniment about nine years ago.
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Wow, NEB, that looks amazing
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Love it!
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