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Fri 4 – Mon 28 Aug (even dates)


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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 the tale of Niggle, a struggling artist on a curious journey, complete in his mind and wrote it down. The story is often seen as an allegory of the writer's own creative process. Surrounded by ladders, bicycles and heirlooms, Richard Medrington (Jean from Puppet State’s The Man Who Planted Trees) recounts Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece, with original score by Karine Polwart and MJ McCarthy.

‘exquisite… so beautifully told… completely seductive’ ★★★★ (Scotsman).

241: Tue 8 Aug - select multiples of 2 Full Price tickets and discount will show at check out.

Signed performance: Thu 10 Aug

A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.

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Scottish Storytelling Centre Fringe
Netherbow Theatre



Fri 4 – Mon 28 Aug (even dates)

Full Price - £12.00
Concession £10.00
Storytelling Centre Supporter - £9.50
Family of 4 - £40.00

Start Time & Duration:
5pm (1hr 15)

Additional Info:
Suitable for ages 10+

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A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings.

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