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It's a big year for Hunger Games fans because it has now been announced that an adaptation of the first book will hit the London stage in Autumn 2024.
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Conor McPherson, whose previous work includes Girl from the North Country and The Weir, will adapt it, saying: "To receive Suzanne Collins' blessing to adapt The Hunger Games for the stage is both humbling and inspiring. She has created a classic story which continues to resonate now more than ever", as per The Stage.
Matthew Dunster is set to direct, saying, "As soon as the producers said the title, I just said 'Stop! I'm in'. I loved the Lionsgate film and the brutal and emotional power of this dystopian classic."
Suzanne Collins, author of the series, said, "I'm very excited to be collaborating with the amazing team of Conor McPherson and Matthew Dunster as they bring their dynamic and innovative interpretation of The Hunger Games to the London stage."
Other crew confirmed for the production include set designer Mirian Buether, costume designer Moi Tran, choreographer Charlotte Broom, lighting by Lucy Carter, sound by Ian Dickinson and video by Tal Rosner.
The last film in the original series, Mockingjay: Part Two, hit theaters in 2015, and now we are seeing a resurgence of the popular franchise with The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes hitting theaters next month.
McPherson said, "I'm hugely excited to bring it to a new generation of theatre goers and to Suzanne Collins' longstanding and devoted fans".