The Hobbit – New Theatre, Cardiff

February 23, 2010 – 3:45 pm | by chooper

Review by Morgan Evan Hooper age 9

The Hobbit was great, especially Mr Bilbo Baggins, played by Peter Howe, who was amazing. I like the way he talks and acts, I don’t know how he does it. I know one thing, I could never do anything like that. He is my favourite character. He is really funny.

Gandalf, played by Christopher Robbie, was outstanding. I was shot down when he did his magic – it was brilliant!!
Gollum, played by Antony Gabriel, was really scary. Gollum is a slimy, creepy creature who was once a hobbit. I can’t believe that ring changed Gollum into that slimy, smelly monster.

I know many different versions of this story, for example The Hobbit book, the CD story and they are also making a film. This play was another great way of telling the story, written by JRR Tolkein.

At the end of the story, Thorin, played by Andrew Coppin, started to get obsessed with the treasure. It’s good to remember Thorin’s story: do not get obsessed with treasure otherwise something bad will always happen to you!!

All in all a very, very brilliant play – it was an AMAZING, GENIUS, OUTSTANDING play. The only way to improve it would be to make it a tiny bit shorter.

Find out if it is coming to a theatre near you!

4 stars (out of 5)

Theatre Openings – 24th-30th May 2009

May 24, 2009 – 4:56 pm | by admin

alls-well-that-ends-wellOpening 24th-30th May 2009

These productions are opening this week.

All’s Well That Ends Well
Showing at National Theatre Olivier
Opening Night: 28 May 2009
Sexism, snobbery and inter-generational battles in Shakespeare’s bittersweet tale.

Amongst Friends
Showing at Hampstead Theatre
Opening Night: 26 May 2009
A darkly comic social satire about people living in ‘gated communities’

Andy Zaltzman: Answers The Five Or Six Most Important Questions In The World
Showing at Soho Theatre
Opening Night: 29 May 2009
Andy Zaltzman, one of Britain’s leading 34-year-old political comedians, returns to Soho theatre to confront the biggest questions facing the world.

Aunt Dan And Lemon
Showing at Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs
Opening Night: 27 May 2009
Jane Horrocks leads the cast of this tale of the people who influence us and the dark side of nostalgia.
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Theatre Openings – 11th-17th May 2009

May 11, 2009 – 7:50 am | by admin

boo-theatreOpening 11th-17th May 2009

These productions are opening this week.

Showing at Oval House ?
Opening Night: 13 May 2009?
Ever wondered what it’s like to get away with murder??

The Doorbells of Florence?
Showing at Rosemary Branch Theatre ?
Opening Night: 15 May 2009?
Adapted from an award-winning book, two unnamed storytellers take you on a journey through a strange and mystical Italian city.?

Duet For One ?
Showing at Vaudeville Theatre ?
Opening Night: 12 May 2009?
Juliet Stevenson and Henry Goodman star as client and psychiatrist in this two-hander first seen at the Almeida.?
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Theatre Openings – 4th-10th May 2009

May 6, 2009 – 3:49 pm | by admin

waitingforgodotOpening 4th-10th May 2009

These productions are opening this week.

Waiting For Godot
Showing at Haymarket, Theatre Royal
Opening Night: 06 May 2009
Beckett’s famous play starring Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart

The Winslow Boy
Showing at Rose Theatre, Kingston
Opening Night: 07 May 2009
A powerful drama about a father’s attempt to clear his son’s name.

Seven Other Children
Showing at New End Theatre
Opening Night: 06 May 2009
Theatrical response to Seven Jewish Children by Caryl Churchill, which caused such controversy at the Royal Court in February.

Paul Merton’s Silent Clowns
Showing at Hackney Empire
Opening Night: 10 May 2009
Comedian Merton shares his love of silent comedy in this witty, enlightening show.
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