Friday, 7 November 2014

'The Hunger Games' Live Theatrical Experience Coming to London in Summer 2016


If an exhibition and a theme park weren't enough...

Lionsgate have announced today that they will be bringing a Hunger Games stage show to London in 2016. The production, produced by Robin de Levita, will take place in a purpose-built venue next to Wembley Stadium.

You can read the press release below:

AMSTERDAM and SANTA MONICA, Calif., Nov. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing the expansion of its global blockbuster Hunger Games franchise into new businesses, Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, is teaming with Dutch media company Imagine Nation and U.S. based Triangular Entertainment to bring The Hunger Games to the stage using innovative and immersive staging techniques, the companies announced today. The Hunger Games theatrical experience will launch in summer 2016 in a brand new purpose-built theater next to Wembley Stadium in London, UK.
The Hunger Games theatrical experience will be produced by award-winning Broadway producer Robin de Levita, co-founder of Imagine Nation, along with legendary UK promoter Harvey Goldsmith, Triangular Entertainment's Warren Adams and Brandon Victor Dixon of WalkRunFly Productions and entertainment executives Robert Harris and R&R Media's Gary Ricci.
De Levita has recently created groundbreaking presentation formats for two productions in Holland. Soldier of Orange,the hit Dutch musical, has been sold out since it opened four years ago. The audience sits in a 360-degree rotating auditorium that turns from set to set creating an unforgettable experience. ANNE, the first authorized play in 55 years based on The Diary of Anne Frank, uses rotating life sized stage sets. ANNE premiered in May 2014 in Amsterdam and has received rave reviews from around the globe.
"Robin de Levita and the entire production team are the perfect partners for extending The Hunger Games franchise into a live theatrical experience," said Lionsgate Chief Marketing Officer Tim Palen. "Their creative genius, combined with world-class production values and state-of-the-art technology will provide a uniquely immersive experience for fans around the world."
"I'm thrilled to be partnering with an innovative next generation studio like Lionsgate on a property that resonates so deeply with global audiences," said De Levita. "The theater is a fantastic medium to bring the many meaningful layers of Suzanne Collins' writing to life."

UPDATE: From the conference call earlier today -
Based on a state of the art revolving stage technology, the Lionsgate theatrical show will offer a uniquely immersive experience for fans. The theatrical experience in London & the traveling exhibit launching next year, are the first of a number of location-based entertainment opportunities we're planning around the world as we continue to build the Hunger Games into a truly global phenomenon.

We will update with more information as it comes in. Tributes, thoughts? Those following London theatre productions - who do you think should be cast? Let us know!

(via Lionsgate)

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