A Hunger Games “theatrical experience” will open in the U.K. in summer 2016 in London, just in case the experience of reading The Hunger Games series or seeing the movie adaptations of Suzanne Collins’ books wasn’t visceral enough.
Lionsgate, which produces the Hunger Games films, is working with production companies Imagine Nation and Triangular Entertainment to translate Collins’ stories about kids being forced to fight to the death by their government to the stage, according to an announcement made today.
Producer and co-founder of Imagine Nation Robin de Levita is known for out-of-the-box staging techniques; for instance, for his Dutch production Soldier of Orange he invented SceneAround, which incorporates “a rotating auditorium with the sets build around the auditorium.” In a statement, de Levita said, “The theater is a fantastic medium to bring the many meaningful layers of Suzanne Collins’ writing to life.”
A stage show will also keep the franchise alive after Mockingjay—Part 2 comes out. Lionsgate is also planning a Hunger Games exhibition and considering a theme park. It is set to be housed in a new theater adjacent to Wembley Stadium.