The Hobbit

or There and back again, after J.R.R. Tolkien, from 8 years up

Poster of the play The Hobbit, by Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel, Leipzig (artwork Robert Voss).
The Hobbit – artwork Robert Voss

Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere the break of day
To seek our pale enchanted gold.

Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit in his best years, is not a friend of excitement. If only he had known what Gandalf was up to when he made his unexpected visit, who knows? – maybe he would have shut the door of his snug hobbit hole in the wizard’s face. This would have prevented Bilbo from becoming a burglar on a journey through danger and darkness, where trolls, goblins and giant spiders waited for him, and he wouldn’t have met pale Gollum or Smaug the dragon. But he would also never have learned what courage he was capable of and what it was like to become someone else, to be held in high estimation by dwarves, elves and men, and to be the good friend of a wizard.

Gandalf, by the way, had known it from the start: “There’s a lot more in you, Mr. Baggins, than you guess.

If there was a counterpart to the fantasy film, it should look like this.” (Bonner Rundschau).

For everyone from 8 years
based on J.R.R. Tolkien.


Puppets & Performance: Florian Feisel, Michael Vogel
Live-music: Charlotte Wilde
Text & Direction: Christiane Zanger

Co-Production Florian Feisel / Figurentheater Wilde & Vogel with FITZ! Zentrum für Figurentheater Stuttgart, and with support by Brotfabrik Bonn.

The play THE HOBBIT being presented in this production was adapted from the book entitled THE HOBBIT by J.R.R. Tolkien under a license from Tolkien Enterprises, a division of The Saul Zaentz Company, Berkeley, CA, USA, and is copyrighted ⓒ 2007, The Saul Zaentz Company. The book is also under copyright. The play is being presented by permission and under license from Tolkien Enterprises. All rights are reserved. No part of the play may be performed, photographed, recorded or reproduced in any form except with the consent of Tolkien Enterprises, a division of The Saul Zaentz Company.

(photos Thilo Neubacher, Charlotte Wilde, Meike Lindek)

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