(Baz Bamigboye’s article appeared in the Daily Mail, 7/22.)

Elton John and Lee Hall, who wrote the musical Billy Elliot, are teaming up to create a new show based on George Orwell's Animal Farm.

Lee, who won Olivier and Tony awards for his book and lyrics for the stage Billy Elliot, and an Oscar nomination for the screen version, told me Orwell's novella was perfectly suited for the stage and pointed out that there are phrases such as 'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others' that lend themselves to lyrics.

via www.dailymail.co.uk

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