A brand-new musical based on The Lord of the Rings will open at the Watermill Theatre in Berkshire this summer.
The show features music by Oscar-winner AR Rahman and Christopher Nightingale (Matilda the Musical).
The show will immerse audiences in the world of JRR Tolkien as they join an ensemble cast and large-scale puppets on a journey celebrating the power of friendship and common goodness to conquer unimaginable evil.
The Lord of the Rings will play at the Watermill from 25th July until 15th October 2023.
The Watermill’s artistic director Paul Hart said, “We are thrilled to be bringing Bag End to Bagnor this summer with one of the most epic stories ever written. Our production of The Lord of the Rings will take audiences from the lush idyll of the Shire in our gardens to the darkest depths of the Cracks of Doom. You may be wondering how we’re going to fit this huge show in our 200-seat theatre – come and witness the impossible!”
Tickets go on general sale on 22nd March via the theatre’s website.