Adrian Marks's Waiting for Gandalf was produced and performed by Chris Neville-Smith, in association with Durham Dramatic Society, for the Buxton Fringe 2014.

It previewed at The Empty Shop (July 2nd), Sacriston Old Church (July 7th) and the City Theatre (July 11th), before a performance on three evenings on the 14th-16th July at Underground Venues, Buxton.

It was revived in 2015 for Saltburn Drama Festival, on March 18th, and will be revived again for the Brighton Fringe at Sweet Waterfront on the 23rd-29th May 2016.

The cast and crew are:

Kevin Chris Neville-Smith
Director Theresa Hagger
Sound Dale Scott, Mark Oakley and others 

A6 flyer of Waiting for Gandalf



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I couldn’t believe it when I heard the announcement. Gandalf to visit Fenham, well, Newcastle anyway, to sign the next Lord of the Rings official illustrated movie companion book. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Visual Companion, with a foreword by Aragorn.' Kevin (Chris Neville-Smith) sits on his fold-up chair, legs in sleeping bag. 'If your brother were alive ... if your brother was alive ...I got so sick of hearing that. I’m sure that if my dad had the choice then he would have preferred me to have been in the coffin. Just call me Farimir.' Kevin (Chris Neville Smith) crouches, trying to block out the words. Kevin (Chris Neville-Smith) begins reading The Hobbit, something he hasn't done for years.

See also

Waiting for Gandalf on Chris Neville-Smith's page.