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INSIDE: Lord of the Rings on Stage

The London cast on the set of the musical version of J.R.R. Tolkien's acclaimed trilogy.
Manuel Harlan/©Kevin Wallace Ltd.
The London cast on the set of the musical version of J.R.R. Tolkien's acclaimed trilogy.

Airs Monday, August 17 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

INSIDE follows the team of more than 120 cast, crew and creatives as they puzzle over how to make Middle Earth — a fictional world of kingdoms, mountain ranges and enchanted forests — come alive on a London stage. From the complex revolving stage to actors walking on stilts, the cast and crew have a huge number of risky elements to contend with to make the show work. With just hours to go until audiences come for the first time, the ambitious set keeps breaking down. And where is the leading lady?

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