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Bristol grads make Middle-earth musical

26 October 2005

Middle-earth may seem a long way from the mellow stones of Clifton, but the eagerly-anticipated musical production of Lord of the Rings is a very Bristol affair.

Middle-earth may seem a long way from the mellow stones of Clifton, but the eagerly-anticipated musical production of Lord of the Rings is a very Bristol affair. Directed by Mathew Warchus, choreographed by Peter Darling and adapted by Mathew Warchus and Shaun McKenna, it is due to open in Toronto in Spring 2006. 

But don’t expect dancing hobbits and a chorus of dwarfs. Mathew Warchus, who’s recent credits include the acclaimed London musicals Our House, and the Yasmina Reza plays Art and Life x 3, describes it as being ‘plunged into the events as they happen. The environment surrounds us. We participate. We are in Middle-earth.'