The Hobbit (1967 stage adaptation)
The Hobbit was a New College School (Oxford) musical adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit. 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. Tolkien gave his permission and went to see the musical performed along with his wife Edith.