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Lloyd Webber Looks To Copperfield

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Lloyd Webber Looks To Copperfield

Published on December 02, 2006 with No Comments

David CopperfieldTheatre impresario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is hoping to add a few magical touches to his next musical – he has asked illusionist David Copperfield to provide effects for the stage show.

The composer and producer has approached 50-year-old Copperfield and asked him to get involved with his ambitious adaptation of Mikhal Bulgakov’s Russian novel The Master + Margarita.

“How do you fly a naked girl across Moscow is my first question to him. He hasn’t gotten back to me with an answer yet,” said Lloyd Webber.

The Cats composer announced his plans to turn the controversial book into a major London stage musical in August, calling the project his “most ambitious undertaking”.

Bulgakov’s novel, set in Stalin’s regime, follows the exploits of Satan as he wreaks havoc on Moscow and is challenged by the beautiful Margarita. The book was completed in 1940, just before the author died, but it wasn’t published until 1966, when it became an instant classic.

Until 1973, parts of the book were censored in the Soviet Union.

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