Lloyd-Webber's company selling musical game rights

It seems some of the world's most famous musicals could soon make the move into video games.

The company in charge of Andrew Lloyd Webber's top stage musicals such as Cats and Evita, have started preliminary discussions with a number of the world's "leading video game publishers" in order to expand the brand into a new entertainment sphere.

The Really Useful Group was set up in 1977, and its head of digital strategy Douglas Glen, believes now is the best time to debut Lloyd-Webber's masterpieces in the interactive world.

"With the video gaming audience having moved from its male-dominated roots towards a more family-oriented demographic, now is the perfect time for us to take some of the best known names in musical entertainment in a more interactive direction", he said.

"Our aim is to find a partner who will work across our entire catalogue to deliver high-quality games on a variety of hardware platforms".

As well as Cats and Evita, The Really Useful Group also owns the rights for some of the best-known global musicals, such as Phantom of the Opera, Starlight Express and Jesus Christ Superstar.

What the games' formats would be, we can't quite work out. But as Lloyd-Webber has managed to bag himself a job in TV both sides of the Atlantic, we wouldn't put anything past him.


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