Leaf by Niggle landscape

Leaf By Niggle

Sat 23 Apr 2016

10+ | 70mins

A new staging & an intricately layered story of Tolkien's mini masterpiece!

£12 / £10.50 conc. / £5.50 students

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 ...

Surrounded by ladders, bicycles, easels and heirlooms, Richard Medrington tells JRR Tolkien’s poignant story about an artist on a curious journey - with original soundtrack composed by Karine Polwart and Michael John McCarthy. In 1939 Tolkien was despairing of ever bringing his great work The Lord of the Rings to a conclusion, but woke up one morning with this story complete in his mind and wrote it down.

With thanks to the Tolkien Trust.


Suitable for ages 10+

Leaf by Niggle Photo 1 Credit Brian Hartley
Leaf by Niggle Photo 2 Credit Brian Hartley
Leaf by Niggle Photo 3 Credit Brian Hartley
Leaf by Niggle Photo 4 Credit Brian Hartley
Leaf by Niggle Photo 5 Credit Brian Hartley
Leaf by Niggle Photo 6 Credit Brian Hartley
Leaf by Niggle Photo 7 Credit Brian Hartley
Leaf by Niggle Photo 8 Credit Brian Hartley

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