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[[File:The Hobbit, the Musical Programme.jpg|thumb|right|The programme from ''The Hobbit'' production]]
 
'''''The Hobbit''''' was a [[Wikipedia:New College School|New College School]] ([[Oxford]]) musical adaptation of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s ''[[The Hobbit]]''.<ref name="HobbitRadio">''The Hobbit, the Musical'', radio programme (London: [[BBC]], [[2012]])</ref> It was written by [[Humphrey Carpenter]] and [[Wikipedia:Paul Drayton (composer)|Paul Drayton]]. Through his family connections, Carpenter was able to visit Tolkien in order to seek his permission. Indeed it is this visit and encounter that Carpenter described in his biography of Tolkien.<ref>{{HM|Bio}}, "A Visit"</ref> Tolkien gave his permission and went to see the musical performed along with his wife [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]].<ref name="HobbitRadio"/>
 
'''''The Hobbit''''' was a [[Wikipedia:New College School|New College School]] ([[Oxford]]) musical adaptation of [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s ''[[The Hobbit]]''.<ref name="HobbitRadio">''The Hobbit, the Musical'', radio programme (London: [[BBC]], [[2012]])</ref> It was written by [[Humphrey Carpenter]] and [[Wikipedia:Paul Drayton (composer)|Paul Drayton]]. Through his family connections, Carpenter was able to visit Tolkien in order to seek his permission. Indeed it is this visit and encounter that Carpenter described in his biography of Tolkien.<ref>{{HM|Bio}}, "A Visit"</ref> Tolkien gave his permission and went to see the musical performed along with his wife [[Edith Tolkien|Edith]].<ref name="HobbitRadio"/>
  
 
It has been purported to be the first adaptation of ''[[The Hobbit]]'';<ref name="HobbitRadio"/> this is not true, however, if one considers [[Gene Deitch]]'s [[The Hobbit (1966 film)|film adaptation]] from [[1966]].
 
It has been purported to be the first adaptation of ''[[The Hobbit]]'';<ref name="HobbitRadio"/> this is not true, however, if one considers [[Gene Deitch]]'s [[The Hobbit (1966 film)|film adaptation]] from [[1966]].
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*[http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01ld15z BBC Radio 4 - The Hobbit, the Musical]
  
 
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The programme from The Hobbit production

The Hobbit was a New College School (Oxford) musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit.[1] It was written by Humphrey Carpenter and Paul Drayton. Through his family connections, Carpenter was able to visit Tolkien in order to seek his permission. Indeed it is this visit and encounter that Carpenter described in his biography of Tolkien.[2] Tolkien gave his permission and went to see the musical performed along with his wife Edith.[1]

It has been purported to be the first adaptation of The Hobbit;[1] this is not true, however, if one considers Gene Deitch's film adaptation from 1966.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 The Hobbit, the Musical, radio programme (London: BBC, 2012)
  2. Humphrey Carpenter, J.R.R. Tolkien: A Biography, "A Visit"