According to a press statement, Wagner’s celebrated adaptation of Viking myths, remains one of the most powerful and influential tales of sword and sorcery ever written, directly inspiring "The Lord of the Rings" and many other fantasy and sci-fi classics. It’s a tale of gods, giants, nymphs, dwarfs and humans, revealing how both mortals and immortals fall under the spell of a powerful ring, possession of which brings the chaos and glory of absolute power.
Last year's Thebans season was watched by 33,184 people. This is the 12th anniversary of London’s Free Open-Air Theatre Season in The Scoop at More London, sited next to City Hall on the banks of the River Thames.
In a press statement, Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, commented, "Come rain or shine, the Open Air Theatre at The Scoop has been delighting audiences since 2003, with a terrific free programme that has ranged from lively musicals to Greek classics. As well as packing in the crowds, this remarkable company is working successfully with local schools, hospitals and charities. This unique arts organisation continues to thrive by breaking down the perceived barriers of the arts, to attract a highly diverse and enthusiastic audience. Long may it continue!"
For further details, visit http://www.morelondon.com/events/calendar/free-theatre/#content.