Leaf by Niggle

Based on the book by J.R.R Tolkien

Puppet State Theatre Company presents

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 MJ McCarthy.

‘Enchanting one man show’ ★ ★ ★ ★  The Guardian

‘Intricately layered telling of Tolkien’s short story.’ ★ ★ ★ ★   The Stage

This tour is presented by house.


Tour Dates

Date Time Venue Booking Information
08/11/2017 8pm The Woodville
10/11/2017 7.30pm Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
12/11/2017 4pm Farnham Maltings
15/11/2017 7.30pm Norwich Puppet Theatre
17/11/2017 7.30pm Cranleigh Arts Centre
18/11/2017 7pm Mumford Theatre
21/11/2017 7.30pm Theatre Royal Margate
22/11/2017 8pm The Marlowe
23/11/2017 7.30pm artsdepot
24/11/2017 7pm Old Town Hall
25/11/2017 2pm Cornerstone