Claire writes: Having already told you about the Hobbit stage play at the New Theatre, Cardiff, from Tuesday 9th February to Saturday 13th February, more information at I have found dates for the production at other theatres.

Theatre Royal, Plymouth, Tuesday 16th to Sunday 21st February
Orchard Theatre, Dartford, Tuesday 23rd to Sunday 28th February
Alhambra Theatre, Bradford, Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th March 2010
Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham, Tuesday 30th March 2010 to Saturday 3rd April 2010
The Churchill, Bromley, Tuesday 27th April to Sunday 2nd May 2010

I’ve been told that ‘The Hobbit’ is on a national tour, but I can’t find a central list of dates and venues, and the production company doesn’t seem to have a functioning website. If you’re interested, it’s worth keeping an eye on the website/s of your local theatre/s in case the play is coming to a stage near you. I hope the 2010 production is as enjoyable as the one I took my kids to see in 2003, which was spellbinding.