Leaf By Niggle

Saturday 30th Jul 2016

Leaf by Niggle, April 2016, Puppet State Theatre Company

Leaf by Niggle, April 2016, Puppet State Theatre Company photo: Brian Hartley

Adapted from the JRR Tolkien short story, Leaf by Niggle is quite different from most of Tolkien’s work in that it contains no magic, no elves or dragons. Puppet State use intimate storytelling, object animation, music and sound to bring the story to life. Niggle is a painter who, for some time, 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… 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. Recommended age 10+ and suitable for adults too. Running time 75 mins

"enchanting one man show' ★★★★ The Guardian

For online tickets (10% booking fee) click here

Price: £8 / £6 concs/£4 U16’s (concessions)