The Watermill Theatre
Sun 8 Oct 2023
2:30 pm
The Lord of the rings

This show has multiple captioned performances, to see other dates in the run click here

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One ring to rule them all, One ring to find them, One ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them…
Venture into the otherworldly depths of Middle-earth with a brand-new intimate production based on the classic trilogy The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien featuring the music of A.R. Rahman (Bombay Dreams, Slumdog Millionaire), Värttinä and Tony Award winner and Grammy nominated Christopher Nightingale (Matilda the Musical).
As the Hobbits celebrate Bilbo Baggins’ eleventy-first birthday, he gifts his nephew Frodo his inheritance – including his most precious belonging – a gold ring. Little does he know that his legacy will confront Frodo with an immense and impossible task; a perilous journey across the darkest realms of Mordor to foil the Dark Lord’s quest for total dominion.
Bursting out of the theatre and into the Watermill gardens, be immersed in the magical landscape of Tolkien and join an ensemble cast and large-scale puppets on an epic journey celebrating the power of friendship and common goodness to conquer unimaginable evil.
This production will predominantly take place in the theatre, but short sections at the beginning and end will be outside in our gardens, where seating is limited. In the case of bad weather, there will be some cover, but we would advise that you come prepared with wet weather clothing and comfortable footwear.
This production includes themes of darkness and peril and portrays battle scenes so we recommend it is most suitable for those aged 10+.