The Hobbit By J.R.R. Tolkien

A new adaptation for stage by Alex Thomas and John Mann

Thursday 29 June | 7pm
Friday 30 June | 7pm
Saturday 1 July | 2.30pm
Saturday 1 July | 7pm

London, 1940. At the height of the Blitz a boy and his grandfather take refuge in a small air-raid shelter. And in this hole in the ground begins a story. A tale of one small person’s courage and perseverance as he embarks upon an unexpected journey which brings him face to face with unimaginable dangers: man-eating Trolls, giant Spiders, warlike Goblins and the terrible dragon, Smaug.

But it is a tale, too, of comradeship, adventure and heroism. As the old man’s story unfolds, the world of rubble and bombed-out houses becomes the magical land of Middle-earth as seen through the eyes of Bilbo Baggins, an unassuming hobbit. Dragged from his comfortable existence by the Wizard, Gandalf, Bilbo accompanies Thorin Oakenshield and his company of Dwarves as they journey to reclaim their treasure and their homeland.

This new adaptation of the much-loved story brings to life the extraordinary world of Middle-earth against the backdrop of World War II. Songs from the book inspire the rich musical score, and it is fitting that this world premiere should take place in the city where Tolkien lived, taught and wrote.

Utterly beautiful…a theatrical triumph’ – Oxford Times on MCS’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Suitable for ages 7+

The Hobbit TM  MEE LIC. to Magdalen College School


Jun 29 2023 - Jul 01 2023


7:00 pm

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