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Leaf by Niggle

Puppet State Theatre Company

Leaf by Niggle by JRR Tolkien 


“enchanting one man show’ **** The Guardian


Niggle is a painter. Not a very successful one, partly because he has so many other things to do. For some time he has been obsessed with one particular canvas – a curious picture of a tree with a vast landscape stretching out behind it. The painting keeps getting bigger and bigger, but Niggle has a journey to make. He doesn’t want to go, but he cannot get out of it…


In 1939 Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion. One morning he woke up with Leaf by Niggle complete in his mind and wrote it down.


Surrounded by ladders, bicycles and heirlooms, Richard Medrington (Jean from The Man Who Planted Trees) recounts Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece, with soundtrack by Karine Polwart and Michael John McCarthy.


“exquisite … so beautifully told … completely seductive” **** Scotsman.


Kirkby Stephen Sports & Social Club
28/09/2017, 7.30 pm
Book Online Or Call 017683 71885
Amble Parish Hall
29/09/2017, 7.30 pm
Book Online Or Call 01665 710289
Wreay Village Hall
30/09/2017, 8 pm
Book Online Or Call 016974 75309
Arnside Educational Institute
01/10/2017, 7.30 pm
Book Online Or Call 01524 762254

For more information about Puppet State Theatre Company please visit their website

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