The Hobbit

Fri Sep 6, 09:30 - Sat Sep 28, 15:30

National Children's Theatre


NCT's The Hobbit wins the 2024 Naledi Award

In April 2023 award winning director Alan Swerdlow created a masterful production of The Hobbit at National Children’s Theatre. The show just won the 2024 Naledi Award for best children and youth production--and is back by popular demand. Come see NCT's fantastic fchildren’s version based on the story by English author J. R. R. Tolkien. It was published in 1937 to wide critical acclaim—it remains popular and is recognized as a classic in children’s literature. NCT's one-hour version is a suspenseful, fast-moving journey through Middle Earth by the home-loving hobbit, Bilbo Baggins.

When Gandalf the Wizard knocks at Bilbo’s door, bringing with him Thorin Oakenshield, eleven ragged looking dwarfs, and a contract for an adventure to recover the lost treasure of Lonely Mountain, now guarded by Smaug the dragon, Bilbo could not be less interested—at first. But Bilbo is persuaded and before he knows it, he’s off on a quest over a mountain and under hill, through caves and forests until the final resolution, not only for Bilbo but for all the Hobbits who inhabit Middle Earth. This endearing story is about personal growth: maturity, competence, and wisdom and applying one’s wits and common sense, heroism, and understanding how greed destroys the human soul.

When: 05 September to 28 September 2024, 10:30 and 14:30 on Saturdays and Sundays

Venue: National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, 2193

Ages: Ages 8 and up 

Cost: R120 per person


The Hobbit
National Children's Theatre
3 Junction Ave, Parktown, Johannesburg, 2193
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