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‘Hunger Games’ stage show set for London in 2016

A scene from 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.'.
A scene from 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.'. Handout

TORONTO — The Hunger Games phenomenon is coming to the stage.

Lionsgate announced Friday it is partnering with Imagine Nation and Triangular Entertainment to produce a theatrical experience based on the films that will open in the summer of 2016 in a theatre to be built next to London’s Wembley Stadium.

The show will be created by a team that includes Broadway producer Robin de Levita, whose Soldier of Orange stage show in Holland has the audience seated in a rotating auditorium.

Tim Palen of Lionsgate said in a statement the Hunger Games show will use “world-class production values and state-of-the-art technology” to give fans “a uniquely immersive experience.”

The Hunger Games movies are based on the novels by Suzanne Collins. The first two films have grossed more than $1.5 billion worldwide. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 opens Nov. 21 and the second part opens next year.

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