JRR Tolkien’s Leaf by Niggle

Theatre (storytelling, family)

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  • Accessibility:
    Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
    May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 18 months

Description

Puppet State Theatre Company’s acclaimed adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s miniature masterpiece – enchanting storytelling for fantasy fans and phobics alike. Niggle is an artist, struggling to complete a curious painting of a tree but plagued by constant interruptions. Also, Niggle has a journey to make. He doesn’t want to go, but cannot get out of it... Directed by Andy Cannon, with a soundscape by MJ McCarthy and Karine Polwart, performer Richard Medrington frames Tolkien’s multi-layered story with strange but true tales from the family attic. 'Absence of orcs can’t spoil this wizard show' **** (Times).

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General venue access

  • Audio enhancement system
    Wheelchair Accessible Toilets
    Sight not needed
  • Accessible entry: There is level access from the john Knox building, If entering using the main entrance there are 9 steps. Once inside a lift that can take customers down to the -2 floor which is the bottom of the raked seating. If not it is 16 steps to the top of the raked seating then 15 steps to the front row.
  • Wheelchair access type: Building Lift

  • Stairs: 20+
    Number of stairs is provided as guidance and is not in addition to any wheelchair access type (lift/ramp etc) stated above.

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

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  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

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The Empty Blogspace 123 days ago

Niggle’s dreams are sweetly simple, and so is the telling of this story, but the humanity at the core of them is so much bigger. It is a tantalising dream to imagine your own creations made real for the benefit of your neighbour, and to be able to develop personal goals as well as to be useful. Niggle dreams in essence to connect with and learn from his neighbours, to reach a level of personal understanding we rarely achieve in a lifetime, to make the small man feel humble and yet important in his community. I believe these were Tolkein’s dreams, and I hope they are shared by this audience, too. Medrington’s task, like Niggle’s, was well worth sharing.

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