Imladris is reporting the production of a UK stage play of Tolkien’s book The Hobbit. This looks like it could be really cool! Check it out all you UK Tolkien fans! Here’s what the flyer says:
Back of Flyer: Enjoy the sights, the sounds and the incredible magic of the best selling fantasy novel ever written in a spectacular new live theatre production.
Join Gandalf the sorcerer as he takes Bilbo Baggins and his Dwarf companions off on a frightening but magical journey from which they might never return! a Journey to hunt for powerful hidden treasure that must be found.
Travel with them to the Misty Mountains, through wind, rain, hail and tremendous thunderstorms, as our adventurers encounter Trolls, Goblins, Wolves, and Giant Spiders only to confront the most magnificent deadly dragon of them all, Smaug…the gaurdian of the treasure.
The Hobbit has been imaginatively adapted for the stage by Glyn Robbins, known to millions of theatregoers over the past fifteen years for his adaptations of the Narnian classics, especially The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe.
Directed by Roy Marsden, best known for his portrayal of Inspector Dalgliesh in the televised versions of the P.D.James novels, the production features spectacular effects by the famed magician Ali Bongo, and music by Marks Bloxsidge.
The tour starts at: The Grand Opera House, York Cumberland Street, YO1 9SW, Box Office: 01904 671818
Performance is between Nov 24 and Nov 28
For more info check out the website at https://www.vfpltd.com.
In 2016, a Christmas poem by Tolkien written in 1936 was discovered at a school in Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK. Read and listen to it for the first time!