linuxelf writes: International Concert Attractions in Association with Andrew Kay and Associates by arrangement with Anketell Theatrical Productions adapted and produced by permission under license from The Saul Zaentz Company, Berkeley, CA, USA. Based on the book by J.R.R Tolkien

ICA, AKA are delighted to announce the World Premiere Season of The Hobbit. In April 2005, The St James Theatre Wellington, will be transformed into Middle Earth.

Experience, live on stage, throughout New Zealand and Australia, the phenomenon that is JRR Tolkien’s creation…The Hobbit !

Join Gandalf The Grey, Bilbo Baggins and Thorin Oakenshield on an enthralling theatrical journey with music and sets that will take you from a Hobbit Hole in Bag End, through The Misty Mountains, Rivendell, Mirkwood, Lake Town and deep into the lair of Smaug, the Dragon of Lonely Mountain. Encounter over 40 different characters including Dwarves, Trolls, Elves, Goblins and Wargs. Out riddle Gollum… Be saved by Giant Eagles and….. Battle gruesome Spiders on this expedition through the extraordinary imagination of JRR Tolkien”

Ticketek site to get your tickets: []

Tickets range from $70 -> 39.50.. see the ticketek site for a breakdown of ticket prices.