Here's one for any aspiring hobbits out there.
Next Monday, a nationwide hunt begins to find 20 suitably dumpy creatures to appear as extras in next year's West End production of The Lord of the Rings.
Applicants will face an X-Factor-style audition for the roles of Pippin, played by Billy Boyd in the big screen trilogy, and friends, where they will be required to sing two songs and display "hobbit-like tendencies".
According to a press release for the auditions:
"The producers are looking for male and female actors and singers, aged between 16-35, who must be under 5ft 7 in bare feet.
"Hairy toes and big feet are an advantage." Splendid!