After several weeks of previews and one or two hobbit and related accidents middle earth officially came to the west end last night and the reviews are somewhat mixed: http://news.google.com/news?um=1&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;tab=wn&hl=en-GB&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&rls=GCDR%2CGCDR%3A2007-16%2CGCDR%3Aen-GB&q=Lord%20of%20the%20Rings%20Musical
As a tolkien purist I have a lot of problems with this version (see earlier blog review) but if it creates a sense of wonder and perhaps gets young people to read the books (where the real Lord of the Rings lives!) it can't be all that bad.
Just oooh those awful elves!!!