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THE HOBBIT –WOLVERHAMPTON GRAND THEATRE

24-02-2010

The Hobbit

Lovers of fantasy theatre will be pleased to learn about a new version of this classic Tolkien tale, taking place in the region next month.

Following three hugely successful national tours and two acclaimed capacity seasons at the Queen’s Theatre in London’s West End, the magic of JRR Tolkien’s The Hobbit will be playing at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th March.

A firm favourite with both young and old, The Hobbit has sold over 42 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 26 languages.

For the dozen or so people in the English-speaking world unfamiliar with the story Bilbo Baggins, a quiet and contented Hobbit, has his life turned upside down when he’s chosen by Gandalf the Sorcerer to join Thorin Oakenshield, exiled King of the Dwarves, on his quest to reclaim their kingdom and treasure.

With the aid of magic and illusion, Gandalf leads Bilbo and his Dwarf companions on a frightening but magical journey, a journey from which they might never return. But I bet they do.

It’s a story made for theatre adaptation, as audiences suspend their disbelief and follow the travellers through the Misty Moutnaisn as they battle Tolls, Goblins and all manner of weird and wonderful opponents. Finally Bilbo must face all the guardian of the treasure, the most feared and deadly dragon of them all, Smaug.....

The cast includes Peter Howe as Bilbo, Christopher Robbi as Gandalf and Andrew Coppin as Thorin Oakenshield. The Hobbit is directed by Roy Marsden, best known for his portrayal of Inspector Dalgleish in the televised versions of the PD James novels.

Tickets: £7.50 – £23.50 with concessions available.
Box Office: 01902-429212
Online: www.grandtheatre.co.uk

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