Bilbo wrestled a green smurf to the floor, brandishing his dagger fiercely. Technically, it was a goblin he grappled with, but the Northwest Puppet Center (NPC) has stretched its artistic license as far as it possibly might, such that the goblins look like a greener hybrid of one of Santa’s elves and a smurf-like species. Nevertheless, the wrestling action was spectacular for puppetry. Who ever said college students were too old for costumes and puppets?
Oxford’s Lamb & Flag pub will be shuttering its doors on January 31, 2021, more than 450 years after it first opened.