The Lord of the Rings, the first major stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's classic trilogy, receives its British and European premiere. The production has book and lyrics by Shaun McKenna & Matthew Warchus and music by A.R. Rahman & Värttinä with Christopher Nightingale. The show is directed by Matthew Warchus, with choreography by Peter Darling and set and costume design by Rob Howell. Hobbit Frodo treks across Middle Earth, following his quest to destroy the evil, dangerous and awesomely powerful ring that he has been given. Along the way he meets beings that include elves, dwarves, men and orcs that help or hinder his long journey.