Elton John
(© Tristan Fuge)
Elton John
(© Tristan Fuge)
Lee Hall and Elton John are collaborating on a musical version of George Orwell's classic Animal Farm, according to published reports. No creative team has been announced for the piece, which may reach the stage as early as 2012.

The book satirizes Stalinism as it focuses on an uprising at a small English farm.

Hall won a Tony Award for his book for Billy Elliot. He and John were both Tony-nominated for the score for the show as well. Hall's play The Pitmen Painters will debut on Broadway this fall. John's other theater musicals include The Lion King and Aida, for which he won a Tony Award.