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Puppet State Theatre Company - Leaf by Niggle

Jun 4, 2016
2016/6/4 12:57:07 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia

Hope they tour the rest of the UK, as I would like to go, very good props as well.

http://www.puppetstate.com/jrr-tolkiens-leaf-by-niggle/

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/2016/05 ... inues-to-popular-acclaim/


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Jun 4, 2016
2016/6/4 17:36:14 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I hope they will be at Oxonmoot, Trotter.

- wellinghall
Jun 5, 2016
2016/6/5 19:27:00 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Saw this at the end of April in Glasgow. It was very good. Great Q&A afterwards too.

BH
Jul 26, 2016
2016/7/26 5:32:40 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Leaf by Niggle comes to Oxonmoot

There will be an exclusive performance of Puppet State Theatre’s stage production of Leaf by Niggle during Oxonmoot, The Tolkien Society’s annual gathering in Oxford, on the evening of Saturday 10th September.


http://www.tolkiensociety.org/2016/07 ... niggle-comes-to-oxonmoot/
Sep 11, 2016 (edited)
2016/9/11 15:46:38 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Saw this last night at Oxonmoot, very, very good.

The paperback book (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Leaf-Niggle-J-R-Tolkien/dp/0008205531), has been silently reprinted by HarperCollins, and with no updates on the Impression Page.

The difference is that the printings can be identified by an error on the back of the book, the name of the theatre was wrong.

In the bottom left hand corner

First printing

"Cover design by Iain Craig for Puppet State Theatre Company, whose dramatisation of Leaf by Niggle premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre in April 2016"

Later printing

"Cover design by Iain Craig for Puppet State Theatre Company, whose dramatisation of Leaf by Niggle premiered at the Festival Theatre Edinburgh in April 2016"

The books also appear to be slightly different heights, the original is taller by about 3mm.
Sep 12, 2016
2016/9/12 12:51:59 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
I was thinking about the change I mentioned above and why it was made?

I have seen a lot of references on the internet to the Edinburgh Festival Theatre and also to the Festival Theatre Edinburgh.

I am not even sure if the Theatre has an issue with either name, and I am guessing that it is to do with the Edinburgh Festival?
Nov 15, 2016
2016/11/15 7:13:16 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
According to the Puppet State website, Leaf by Niggle will be touring in 2017, though no details as yet as where they might be touring.

http://www.puppetstate.com/shows/leaf-by-niggle/
Aug 12, 2017 (edited)
2017/8/12 11:59:54 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Interview on the UK Tour by Richard Medrington.

http://fringereview.co.uk/audio-inter ... jrr-tolkiens-short-story/

Tour Details for the UK in 2017 below.

If you have not seen it, or like me, want to see it again, go and see it, it is very good

http://www.puppetstate.com/touring/

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Aug 12 (edited)
2020/8/12 10:19:18 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Interesting news on Twitter from the theatre company, https://twitter.com/The_Tolkienist/status/1293463669284708352

I have seen this excellent performance on two occasions but would very happily watch it again

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Aug 12
2020/8/12 14:41:09 (GMT) Greenwich Mean Time, London, Dublin, Lisbon, Casablanca, Monrovia
Sigh... If only I still lived in Europe, I could make a trip specially for this. Stupid Atlantic Ocean and being barred from entering any civilized country due to covid!
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