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Far From the Madding Crowd

Mon 16 Oct 2017 - Sat 21 Oct 2017

“It is my intention to astonish you all!”

When a spirited young working woman inherits a farm from her uncle, no-one expects her to run it alone…

This powerful story of swift sexual passion and slow-burning loyalty centres on Bathsheba Everdene - proud, intelligent and impulsive - whose life is complicated by three different men - respectable farmer Boldwood, seductive Sergeant Troy and devoted Gabriel Oak - making her the object of scandal and betrayal.

Based on the famous novel by Thomas Hardy, and vividly portraying the superstitions and traditions of a small rural community, Far from the Madding Crowd has been consistently voted one of the world’s greatest romantic stories.

Still as relevant today as when it was written, it explores the precarious position of a woman in a man's world who desires to live life on her own terms.

Adapted for the stage by award-winning playwright Jessica Swale (Nell Gwynn: winner of the Egerton Foundation New Play Award 2015)

The Gallery Players production uses original music by Emily Bennett and animal puppetry by Dave Borthwick to bring this famous story thrillingly to life.

Swale skilfully knits the epic and intimate

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