For the past three Decembers, fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit have had installments of Peter Jackson’s multi-gazillion dollar live-action trilogy to look forward to.

That bloated opus has run its course. But if you’re still in need of a Tolkien fix Regina Little Theatre is presenting a much tighter stage version of the tale as its annual holiday offering.

The Hobbit runs at the Performing Arts Centre Dec. 2-4 at 7:30 p.m., and Dec. 5 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. You can find out more info by visiting the RLT website. To give you a taste of what to expect, here’s a trailer from the first Jackson flick