Bollywood composer AR Rahman is to write the score for the West End version of The Lord of the Rings, it was announced today. Rahman, who also wrote the music for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit Bombay Dreams, has been commissioned to produce a raft of original songs. He will collaborate with Finnish folk group Varttina for the show, which is due to open in spring 2005. The premiere of the West End production is being timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the publication of the complete Tolkien trilogy: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers and The Return of the King.
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