The premiere of The Lord Of The Rings musical will not be held in London - because producers cannot find a theatre big enough to stage the lavish show.
Instead, it will be held in Canada in March 2006, coming to London the following December, when a big venue should be available for it.
The £11.5m adaptation of JRR Tolkien's trilogy is most likely to be staged at London's Dominion Theatre.
The biggest London venues are currently booked up with other productions.
"It is absolutely worth waiting for. It will be like nothing they have ever seen before," said the producer.
The set will recreate Middle Earth and the cast will include a host of circus-trained performers alongside the actors.