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There will ^not^ be a musical version of the Master and Margerita ...

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NotQuiteCockney Wed 04-Jul-07 20:28:19

Apparently ALW found it wasn't possible. Duh.

At any rate, I know I saw this potential musical mentioned on here (with much wringing of hands and angst) so I thought I'd let you know. This change was mentioned in the Guardian or Observer or something, in an interview with him, so I'm hoping it's true.

slim22 Thu 05-Jul-07 02:47:33

a musical version??????????? [shok]

slim22 Thu 05-Jul-07 02:47:56

a musical version???????????

NotQuiteCockney Thu 05-Jul-07 06:11:12

Yes, there was going to be an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical of this - it was announced last year sometime that he was planning it. I started a thread full of , and saw another thread saying the same thing, later ...

MrsJohnCusack Thu 05-Jul-07 06:31:47

thank you NQC - I was one of the hand wringers

thank goodness for that!

NotQuiteCockney Thu 05-Jul-07 06:32:20

It is the obvious outcome, isn't it. I wonder if ALW had read the book before he started trying to make a musical of it?

MrsJohnCusack Thu 05-Jul-07 07:02:31

he probably just saw the cat on the cover of the paperback and thought 'aha!'

CaraLondon Thu 05-Jul-07 10:52:48

I'm with slim22 - a musical??????

Oh well, weirder ideas for musicals exist - a musical based on TS Eliot's nonsense poems about cats must have seemed really odd to bein with?

Marina Thu 05-Jul-07 11:50:05

Oh thank God for that!

NotQuiteCockney Thu 05-Jul-07 16:51:48

Well, yes, a musical based on those poems was a weird idea, but not as weird as this, surely. I mean, there's a whole plot there for them to mess up, whereas with poems, surely, they can just take whatever bits they want ...

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