Bilbo Beutlin, a hobbit in his prime, is no fan of excitement. Therefore, if he had guessed what the magician Gandalf was up to during his surprising visit, who knows - perhaps he would have slammed the door of his tranquil cave in front of his nose. Then he would not have been sent as a master thief against his will on a restless journey through danger and darkness, where giant trolls, orcs and spiders were waiting for him, and he would not have met either the pale Gollum or the dragon Smaug. However, he would not have experienced how much audacity he really has, what it is like to become another, highly esteemed by dwarves, elves and humans, trusted friend of a magician.The puppet theatre Wilde & Vogel was founded in 1997 by Michael Vogel and Charlotte Wilde. With their award-winning productions in cooperation with Frank Soehnle, Christoph Bochdansky, Florian Feisel and Kompania Doomsday, Wilde & Vogel are among Europe's most successful puppet theatre ensembles. Guest performances have taken the theatre to over 30 different countries in Europe, America and Asia.