Glyn Robbin's stage adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit is returning to the Queen's Theatre at Shaftesbury Avenue for the Christmas season, playing from Nov. 28 to Jan. 19, 2002. The play, produced by Vanessa Ford Productions Ltd., had a successful run at the Queens Theatre last year.
Tolkien's books have grand, mythic themes presented as compelling and entertaining stories. The Hobbit takes place in Middle-Earth, and circles around the main character Bilbo Baggins who is, of course, a hobbit. Together with Gandalf, the wizard, Thorin Oakenshield and some dwarves, Bilbo sets out on an adventurous journey to reclaim the hidden treasure guarded by the evil dragon Smaug.
Coincidentally, the Hollywood film version of J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, which is part of the mythical series, will be released around the same time of The Hobbit's run in London. The film is entitled The Fellowship of the Ring and will star Liv Tyler, Ian McKellen, and Elijah Wood.
For further information or tickets for The Hobbit call the Queen's Theatre box office on 020 7494 5399.