More on Potter the Stage Production that Might have Been
January 26, 2009, 12:00 PM
The Telegraph has a short article online, with more on a possible Harry Potter stage production that might have been. The paper reports that many years ago, acclaimed theater director and producer Sir Trevor Nunn had expressed an interest in creating a stage production out of the Harry Potter novels, but when he asked, he discovered he was too late as he was told 'Oh if only you had
come to us a few weeks ago. We have just sold the movie rights'," he
harrumphs. "It will be a long time now before anyone is allowed to
stage Harry Potter."
Reflecting now on the possibility of staging such a production, Trevor Nunn continues "The movies are so spectacular – it's a bit like The Lord of the
Rings," he says. "Unless you go in the opposite direction and
don't go for spectacle, there's no way you can compete."
A musical? No, please. Just no. A play? Why not? I saw His Dark Materials (both parts, twice) at the National Theatre here in London, and if they adapted HP along similar lines it could be stunning. HDM was the best theatrical experience I’ve ever had.
i don’t think that this is a good idea at all. half of what makes the books and movies so great is the magic and they couldnt’t do that on stage.
Gives me hope that in 20 years time there’ll be a revival and I’ll be able to go see it on stage – it will bring back memories of my lost childhood, ha ha…. :) I wish it will happen, even if it only happens one day many years from now…
Its a book, it won’t need to be ‘revived’. You revive musicals, for instance, the Music Man – saw a darn good one of that in Stratford, Canada in 1996.
How about Order of the Phoenix as a play? Unabridged, of course. ;-)
Harry Potter doesn’t sing. Sirius Black may have the talent tho.
Totally unrelated to the article, but all the Barack Obama’s running around on the comment board are making me laugh.
I don’t know. I’m just not seeing it. I don’t know why, but the idea of an HP musical really isn’t doing anything for me. It just doesn’t seem… right. I don’t know.
when I was in 10th grade the middle school I used to go to had a Harry Potter musical play.
I would love to see the first book as a play.
I would still very much like to see a stage play, opera, or musical.