Lord Of The Rings wheels out stage for £25m musical Now it is a massive revolving wheel, a complex web of wires, struts and machinery. But in a few weeks it will be transformed into Middle Earth for what is easily the most expensive musical to be seen in the West End. This moving floor – nearly £1 million worth of automated engineering – will be the basis of the set for the £25 million production of The Lord Of The Rings at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Previously, the most expensive West End production was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which cost £6.2 million to stage. One of the most dramatic scenes where the revolving stage will be used to full effect is the battle of Helm’s Deep. It will rise and fall to show the Orcs first preparing for battle and then storming the fortress. [More]