Lord of the Rings Stage Show at Drury Lane Theatre
Tolkien’s classic story has now taken to the stage and Lyn and I went to see it,
pre-release, in June. The staging, set design and lighting were amazing. Special
effects have come a long way and this show really pushes the boundaries. The proscenium
arch was a giant vine that could be climbed on. The stage was round and divided in
three moveable circular parts. Each of these parts was divided into several segments
which could be raised or lowered together with or independently of each other. The
lighting, costumes and special effects together with a really good cast made for
a highly entertaining evening. Peter Jackson took nine hours to put Tolkiens epic
on VT but the stage show took just 2½ and in many ways was a more honest depiction.
If you liked the books and like live theatre and you enjoy something a little bit
different, go see this, you’ll love it.
Mike (Gandalf’s the man) Baker
Laugh at the Really Serious
Thought you might like this …
One of our greatest gifts is our ability to laugh in the face of adversity. The following
did the rounds on the Internet just after the Glasgow airport bombing.
… Apparently, the maniac who set fire to himself after failing to blow up Glasgow
airport was complaining about the food he was being served in Glasgow Hospital. He
said he was sick of a diet of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties. The hospital argued ‘What
did he expect? … he was in the Burns Unit.