First-Ever Stage Adaptation of The Hunger Games Live in London in 2024


London is pitching up for an extraordinary theatrical event as it prepares to welcome the first-ever stage adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ acclaimed Hunger Games series. This exciting production draws inspiration from both the best-selling book series and the iconic blockbuster film franchise that featured Jennifer Lawrence in the lead role.

Famous director Matthew Dunster, celebrated for his work on productions like “Hangmen,” will be at the helm of this groundbreaking stage adaptation. To bring the captivating narrative to life, much-admired playwright Conor McPherson is lending his talents to the project.

Scheduled to make its grand debut in London during the fall of 2024, the stage adaptation will center around the gripping story of the first book in Collins’ dystopian series. This narrative unfolds in a future where young tributes are chosen through a brutal lottery system to engage in a televised battle royale, with survival at stake.

A press release offers a tantalizing glimpse of the stage version, describing it as a “gripping tale of courage, defiance, and the unbreakable human spirit.”


Suzanne Collins, the brilliant mind behind The Hunger Games, is eagerly anticipating the project and has shared her excitement, stating, “I’m very excited to be collaborating with the amazing team of Conor McPherson and Matthew Dunster as they bring their dynamic and innovative interpretation of ‘The Hunger Games’ to the London stage.”

The Hunger Games on stage is being produced by a talented team that includes Tristan Baker and Charlie Parsons for Runaway Entertainment, Oliver Royds for BOS Productions, and Isobel David, under the arrangement with Lionsgate.

Suzanne Collins’ original Hunger Games novel was first published in 2008, sparking a phenomenon that led to two sequels and four feature films, collectively amassing an astonishing $3 billion at the global box office. Lionsgate’s expansion of the universe includes a prequel, “The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” featuring Tom Blyth and Rachel Zegler, set to hit theaters on November 17. The stage adaptation promises to captivate audiences with its fresh interpretation of this beloved dystopian tale.

Ammara Ahmed

Ammara Ahmed

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