The Hunger Games play will make its debut in London in 2024. The stage adaptation is based on the Suzanne Collins book series, which was previously adapted into the film franchise. The play is based on The Hunger Games, the first book in Collins’ series which introduces readers to Katniss Everdeen, a teenager living in a dystopian world where young people are selected as tributes to fight to the death in a televised battle royale.
The production will open on London’s West End next fall; Conor McPherson (Girl from the North Country) will write the adaptation, with Matthew Dunster to direct. McPherson said Collins giving her blessing for the play was “humbling and inspiring…she has created a classic story which continues to resonate now more than ever. In a world where the truth itself seems increasingly up for grabs, The Hunger Games beautifully expresses values of resilience, self-reliance and independent moral inquiry for younger people especially.”
Collins said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter:”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.”
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