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Director visits Tolkien’s grave to get approval

February 8, 2007 at 8:26 pm by xoanon  - 

LONDON (Reuters Life!) – The director of a revamped “The Lord of the Rings” musical went to J.R.R. Tolkien’s grave to seek the author’s posthumous blessing for staging the cult classic — and he apologised in case the writer disapproved. “That was a magical moment,” director Matthew Warchus told reporters on Thursday when presenting to the press the 50-strong cast of what is being billed as the most expensive musical ever staged in London. “I visited his grave in Oxford to apologise and get his seal of approval. I apologised in case he didn’t like the idea of a stage show,” the director said. [More]

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