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Leaf by Niggle
On from 15 Nov 2017 till 15 Nov 2017
artsdepot
by Puppet State Theatre
Genre(s): Drama

Tickets: £10 - £12

About: Leaf by Niggle

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 JRR 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 MJ McCarthy.

Reviews

“Enchanting one man show… Under the crisp direction of Andy Cannon, Medrington tells the story with little embellishment, trusting Tolkien’s words – and the unruffled clarity of his own delivery – to do the work. … It leaves you with a sense of mystery.” ★★★★ Guardian

“exquisite … so beautifully told … completely seductive” ★★★★ Scotsman

“intricately layered telling of Tolkien’s short story.” ★★★★ The Stage

“Absence of orcs can’t spoil this wizard show.” ★★★★ The Times

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