The romantic-fantasy novel by R.A. Dick is set to be transformed into a stage musical under the direction of Kenneth Hoyt.

This new project will be going ahead, having taken 26 years to acquire the stage rights to the novel.

The Ghost & Mrs Muir is best known for the 1947 film adaptation directed by Hollywood legend Joseph
Mankiewicz (All About Eve; Cleopatra) and starring Gene Tierney and Rex Harrison. It is a ghost-infused romance between a new widower, Lucy Muir, and the ghost of Daniel Gregg, a sea captain. Through this uncommon companionship, Mrs. Muir learns to find liberation from her grief and loneliness, showcasing the boundless nature of true love, and its ability to transcend this life and beyond.

Talking about the news, Director Kenneth Hoyt comments: “I have known all these years that there is a lush and sweeping musical lurking in the pages of the novel. It is a period piece yes, and I do think it holds a sort of classicism in its DNA, but at its heart it is a love story, albeit a haunted one. I have never understood the idea of an “old fashioned” romance. Romance doesn’t go out of style. I’m excited and very thankful to be part of
any adaptation based on this lovely novel. It has an illustrious history and a stage version seems
a natural fit.”

Further details with regards to the stage production and the creative team will be announced soon.

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