Gone with the Wind recreated for the West End stage

April 20th, 2008 - 1:44 pm ICT by admin  

London, Apr 20 (ANI): Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell’s epic story forever immortalized in the screen classic is going to be recreated on the New London Theatre as a stage musical.

David O Selznick’s 1939 epic film will be turned into a 31/2-hour musical on the stage by Trevor Nunn, who is the director of the production.

The production features music and lyrics by Margaret Martin, reports the Telegraph.

Actors Darius Danesh and Jill Paice will star as Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara respectively in the musical.

The ensemble also features Edward Baker-Duly, Madeleine Worall, Natasha Yvette Williams and Jina Burrows.

Gone with the Wind is a 1939 film adapted from Margaret Mitchell’s 1936 novel of the same name and directed by Victor Fleming.

The epic film, which was set in the American South in and around the time of the Civil War, starred Vivien Leigh, Clark Gable, Leslie Howard and Olivia de Havilland.

It told a story of the Civil War and its aftermath from a white Southern point of view. (ANI)

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