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Live LOTR Performances

Dreyun
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Dec 10 2017, 5:36pm

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Hello everyone,

It's a long shot that anyone here attended these shows or remember this, but here goes...

I believe it was back in the late 90s, before the Jackson films, a series of live dramatisations of the Lord of The Rings took place on the grounds of stately home Calke Abbey in Ticknall, Derbyshire (England).

These shows were great. It was all open air and they used different parts of the grounds as "sets" and you followed the Fellowship on their journey etc.

I don't think I managed to attend all of them but the ones I did get to see were really well done and the grounds of Calke Abbey were a great choice.

I'm just curious if anyone here remembers these shows or knows anything about them at all, or better yet - have any pictures.


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grammaboodawg
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Dec 11 2017, 12:00pm

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Wow! Really!? :D Welcome Dreyun!!! [In reply to] Can't Post

I hadn't heard about those shows at all! OMG! That would have been SO GREAT! I'm envious you were able to attend any of them. A Tolkien Festival, sort of ;) And to have them on the grounds of an Abbey is incredible! I'll bet it very much fit the ambiance of Middle-earth.

Oh... wouldn't it be wonderful if they'd re-visit that event!? *sigh*

Thank you for this.

How many magical events like these were around before Tolkien's world was revitalized by Jackson's films? ;) I know the little college town I live near had a live stage performance of The Hobbit was done by the community players... which included children as hobbits. The youngster playing Frodo was BRILLIANT! I was shocked that they even KNEW about The Hobbit!



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Otaku-sempai
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Dec 11 2017, 3:30pm

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Did the community theater company think of some way to work Frodo into The Hobbit or was that an error? Even Gandalf and Balin's later visit to Bag End took place almost twenty years before Frodo was born; however, I can readily imagine an older Bilbo as narrator, telling the story to Frodo years later.

"I may be on the side of the angels, but do not think for one second that I am one of them." - Sherlock


grammaboodawg
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Dec 11 2017, 7:32pm

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I meant Bilbo. :) THANKS!



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