Puppet State Theatre has gotten permission from the Tolkien Estate to film their wonderful one-man show "Leaf By Niggle" performed by Richard Medrington, which was filmed quite recently at the Scottish Storytelling Centre's Netherbow Theatre, and will be available for streaming next week, for those willing to chip in to cover costs. If you are interested in supporting, the fundraiser can be found at

I was able to see his performance a year ago at Tolkien2019, and it really was marvelous. It bring's Tolkien's story to life with his warm performance, and I am very excited to be able to see it again. If you are interested, "The Man Who Planted Trees" is also available for streaming - a puppetry and storytelling adaptation of Jean Giono's classic fable of a shepherd who dedicates forty years to regenerating a barren area of the South of France.