of the Rings nominated for 7 Whatsonstage People’s Choice
on: December 21, 2007, 7:09 am
Release Author: Peter Thompson
Release Summary: The Lord of the Rings stage show, at the Theatre
Royal Drury Lane, has been nominated for 7 prestigious awards in
the eighth annual Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards
Release Body: The 2007 nominations for the eighth annual
Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers’ Choice Awards, recently announced
at a star-studded event at Café de Paris in London’s
West End, included 7 nominations for The Lord of the Rings, now
playing at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London.
Theatregoers’ Choice Awards is the only major theatre
prize-giving decided by the public, who vote online. This year,
a record 5,000 people took part in the nominations phase of the
judging process, with many thousands more expected to vote for the
eventual winners, which will be announced in February 2008.
full nominations for The
Lord of the Rings are:
The Superbreak Best New
- The See Tickets Best Actor in a Musical - James Loye
- Best Supporting Actress in a Musical - Laura Michelle Kelly
- Best Supporting Actor in a Musical - Michael Therriault
- Best Director - Matthew Warchus
- Best Set Designer - Rob Howell
- Best Choreographer - Peter Darling
Lord of the Rings musical is an amazing live event,
filled with jaw-dropping theatricality that transports theatregoers
to Middle-earth as breathtaking special effects, thrilling music
and dazzling performances fill the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
first major stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic,
The Lord of the Rings
stage show has now been seen by over 300,000
people in London.
reviews said “This show is a wonder. Go with an open heart,
wide-open eyes, and prepare for enchantment” (The Times);
“You’ve never seen spectacle like it” The Sun;
“Theatrical magic –astonishing” (Sunday Times);
“A hugely impressive production” (The Guardian).
years after J.R.R. Tolkien created Hobbits, all
his amazing characters come vividly to life on stage including Frodo,
Sam, Merry, Pippin and Bilbo, as well as Gandalf, Galadriel, Aragorn,
Arwen, Legolas and Boromir.
the Spider, an army of Orcs and Saruman’s Black Riders (Ringwraiths)
take over the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 8 times a week as The Fellowship
undertake their adventure through Middle-earth to destroy The One
production has book and lyrics by Shaun McKenna & Matthew Warchus
and music by India’s renowned composer A.R. Rahman, Finland’s
celebrated Värttinä & Christopher Nightingale. The
show is directed by Matthew Warchus, with choreography by Peter
Darling and set and costume design by Rob Howell. Lighting is by
Paul Pyant, sound design by Simon Baker for Autograph, moving image
direction by The Gray Circle, literary consultancy by Laurie Battle,
special effects design by Gregory Meeh, illusions and magic effects
by Paul Kieve, circus skills by Alex Frith and musical direction
by Richard Brown.
premier airline Jet Airways recently announced
their sponsorship of The Lord of the Rings London original
cast album, due for release in January 2008. The hit show The
Lord of the Rings is now booking until September 2008,
opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June 2007.
Kevin Wallace Limited production of “The Lord of the Rings”
is presented by Kevin Wallace and Saul Zaentz.
Details: The Lord of the Rings PR Contact:
12 Bourchier Street
(020) 7439 1210
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