It’s pretty much a given for any theatre fan, when that announcement comes through, they are horrified, excited or both. Which announcement are we talking about here? It’s the announcement of when a beloved musical (or even play) is going to be turned into a feature film. No theatre fan wants to see their favourite show touched, or even, as many feel, “ruined”. Sometimes, things are better left as they are, and that includes stage shows. However, every now and then, an absolute hit comes along and leaves everyone speechless. Besides, the saying is that quite often, you can do so much more with film than you can do on the stage. Below, in no particular order, are eight stage shows that made the spectacular leap.