George Lucas has found another way to celebrate the franchise he created. A large scale stadium show that will present the Star Wars saga on stage is set to take place.
The production, which condenses more than 13 hours of film into 90 minutes, will be more like a classical music concert performed in front of a cinema screen, 27m (90ft) wide.
The audience at the 17,000-seat O2 Arena in southeast London will watch key scenes from the film as 86 musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra play extracts from John Williams’s score.
The composer has reworked the music for the show, which will take place on April 10. Other shows may follow, depending on demand.
When I first read the headline of this story I had thought they were bringing a stage musical based on Star Wars to life. Thank god I was mislead.
I actually like the idea of an orchestra concert of this scale being presented. The music of Star Wars is inspiring and part of John Williams legacy. The score still gives me chills. I would love to be present for an event of this magnitude.