The Hunger Games will tread the boards in London in 2016. Lionsgate announced today that in a newly designed, purpose-built theater in Wembley Park next to Wembley Stadium in London, it has teamed with Imagine Nation and Triangular Entertainment to produce a stage show based upon The Hunger Games books by Suzanne Collins. The show will “bring The Hunger Games to the stage using innovative and immersive staging techniques.”
Producers are Robin de Levita, co-founder of Imagine Nation, along with U.K. promoter Harvey Goldsmith, Triangular Entertainment’s Warren Adams, Brandon Victor Dixon of WalkRunFly Productions and entertainment executives Robert Harris and R&R Media’s Gary Ricci.
Chief Marketing Officer for Lionsgate, Tim Palen chimed in:
“Robin de Levita and the entire production team are the perfect partners for extending ‘The Hunger Games’ franchise into a live theatrical experience… 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.”
Award-winning Broadway producer, Robin de Levita has produced acclaimed plays in the Netherlands such as the musical, Soldier of Orange in a 360 degree rotating auditorium and an adaptation of The Diary of Anne Frank entitled Anne, also with stage sets that rotated.
Now, in case some of you are picturing a light-hearted stage show like Disney on Ice, fear not! Watch the below video for the stage play of Anne. If Suzanne Collins’ stories were to be adapted for the stage, I believe we have the perfect production team to bring it there: