A story of love, lust and vanity:

 

Bathsheba Everdene is pursued by three men…

 

“Dorset Corset's vibrant adaptation manages to convey the personal emotions, the social climate and the wild landscape of Hardy's original, with a clever use of traditional song, some finely judged knockabout comedy and terrific performances by all five versatile actors."
Gay Pirrie-Weir - Blackmore Vale Magazine

 

“The script written by Helen Davis stays faithful to its Dorset roots and helps create the essence of the novel in this excellent dramatised version of a sprawling tale of country life that Hardy drew with such pinpoint accuracy.”

Marion Cox - Dorset Echo  

 

“…multi talented cast… inventive choreography… remarkable adaptation”The Henley Standard

 

 

Audience Feedback

 

I so enjoyed your performance of Far From The Madding Crowd which I saw at The Blackmore Theatre in Exmouth this week, that I just had to send the Company my congratulations. You were all so good! I was extremely interested to see how it would be adapted because it is a particular favouriteof mine & I was not disappointed

"Your production of 'Far from the madding crowd' last night at the Blackmore Theatre Exmouth was TERRIFIC.  We enjoyed it tremendously - acting and production absolutely first rate, unforgettable.  I look forward to seeing you again, also I am telling friends and family that if you are in their area they MUST come and see you.  A treat not to be missed. All good wishes to your Company." 

 

Some friends and I attended a showing of 'Far From The Madding Crowd' in Bridgwater last night and I just felt I should write and thank you all for a superb evening!  The acting was first class and we were all captivated throughout.  I shall certainly keep an eye out for any future productions and have already started telling friends to look out for you.  Thanks again for such an excellent, entertaining evening.

 

Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed last night at the Mission Theatre in Bath. One of my favourite books brought wonderfully to life. What a talented bunch you are; all of you were great... although it was the reversible Dick Turpin outfit that really did it for me!

 

You are such a talented group. We so enjoyed 'Far from the Madding Crowd' at The Corn Exchange last night. We have recently moved toDorchester and it was a splendid way to celebrate Hardy in this way, having been huge fans of his work.

 

It was original writing, with an exciting, fresh and youthful presentation, full of energy and humour. Hardy would have been delighted to think of his novel being nurtured and adapted so well, more than 130 years after it was written. I can't remember a more surprisingly enjoyable night at the theatre - and I do see rather a lot.

 

 

         Company

Bathsheba Everdene……………………….Helen Davis

Gabriel Oak …………………..………….....Dugald Gunn

Fanny Robin/Liddy Smallbury..…………...Clare Wallis

Francis Troy/ Billy Smallbury……………..Jonathan Niton

William Boldwood/ Joseph Poorgrass.…..Ed Burnside

 

 

            Creative Team

Co-Directors ………………. ……………...Ed Burnside and Helen Watts

Writer/Musical Direction ……………….....Helen Watts and Brian Watts

Choreography and Movement direction…Ben Redfern

Assistant Director ………………………….David Lockwood

Lighting Designer/Technical Manager …..Vanessa Marsh

Producer ……………………………………Fiona Davis

Costume Realization ……………………...Pam Goodall and Jan Klakus at “Glad Rags”, Amanda Spenn

Set Design/realisation……………………..Brian Watts

Set Construction …………………………..Bill Davis

 

 

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