, United Kingdom (PressExposure) November 29, 2007 -- Indiaâs premier airline Jet Airways have announced their sponsorship worth 15 million rupees for the London original cast album of the Lord of the Rings that is currently being recorded. The stage version of Lord of the Rings, which is now booking three months in advance, opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in June 2007, and has proved to be a huge hit with reviewers and audiences alike.
The first major stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkienâs classic, the Lord of the Rings, has now been seen by over 300,000 people in London.
The newspaper reviews have said, âThis show is a wonder. Go with an open heart, wide-open eyes, and prepare for enchantmentâ (The Times); âYouâve never seen spectacle like itâ (The Sun); âTheatrical magic â astonishingâ (Sunday Times); âA hugely impressive productionâ (The Guardian). Audiences have proved to be equally spellbound by the production.
As Indiaâs premier airline, Jet Airways found a synergy between themselves and the high quality production of the Lord of the Rings, which takes theatregoers on a musical, mysterious and adventurous journey.
The Lord of the Rings stage show [http://www.lotr.com/home.php] is an amazing live event, filled with jaw-dropping theatricality that transports the audience to Middle-earth as the breathtaking special effects, thrilling music and dazzling performances fill the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Seventy years after J.R.R Tolkien created hobbits, all his amazing characters including Frodo, Sam, Merry, Pippin and Bilbo, as well as the now legendary characters of the Lord of the Rings Gandalf, Galadriel, Aragorn, Arwen, Legolas and Boromir, have been brought vividly to life on the stage.
Shelob the Spider, an army of orcs and Sarumanâs 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 ring.
The album will feature the voices of the 52-strong Lord of the Rings cast [http://www.lotr.com/cast.php] including Malcolm Storry as âGandalfâ, James Loye as âFrodo Bagginsâ, Laura Michelle Kelly as âGaladrielâ, Michael Therriault âGollumâ, Peter Howe âSamâ, JÃ©rÃ´me Pradon âAragornâ, Brian Protheroe âSarumanâ, Richard Henders âMerryâ, Owen Sharpe âPippinâ, Michael Rouse âLegolasâ, SÃ©van Stephan âGimliâ, Steven Miller âBoromirâ and Rosalie Craig âArwenâ, with Andrew Jarvis as âElrondâ, Terence Frisch âBilboâ, Tim Morgan âThe Steward of the Lands of Menâ and Kirsty Malpass âRosieâ.
The production has book and lyrics by Shaun McKenna & Matthew Warchus and music by Indiaâs renowned composer A.R. Rahman & Finlandâs celebrated VÃ¤rttinÃ¤ with Christopher Nightingale. The show is directed by Matthew Warchus, with choreography by Peter Darling and set and costume design by Rob Howell.