George Orwell's Animal Farm Will Be a Musical

Elton John and Lee Hall are writing a musical based on Animal Farm, George Orwell's 1945 allegory about the perils of communism:

Lee, who won Olivier and Tony awards for his book and lyrics for the stage Billy Elliot, and an Oscar nomination for the screen version, told me Orwell's novella was perfectly suited for the stage and pointed out that there are phrases such as 'All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others' that lend themselves to lyrics.

'I'm deep into it, writing songs for pigs and other four-legged friends,' the writer explained.

Link via Geekosystem | Photo: Flickr user karen horton used under Creative Commons license | Previously: The 60th Anniversary of 1984

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Yeah, I played snowball in my school's production of animal farm. Its not too bad, but its so hard to be taken seriously. Heres the totally badass poster! the four legs good, two legs bad song was definitely a favorite!
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So there is actually already a musical based on Animal Farm. My fun-loving teachers in high school made us perform it one year. No clue who wrote it or anything else, just that it was not as enjoyable as, say, almost every other musical out there.
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