The Marlowe
Leaf By Niggle
Puppet State Theatre Company presents

Leaf By Niggle

An enchanting version of Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece.

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.

This tour is presented by house.

Recommended 10yrs+

Leaf By Niggle is also being performed at The Woodville on Wednesday 8 November and at Theatre Royal Margate on Tuesday 21 November.

Leaf By Niggle