Far From the Madding Crowd
By Thomas Hardy, adapted by Jessica Swale
Lent Week 5
‘I shall do one thing in this life - one thing certain - that is, love you, and long for you, and keep wanting you till I die.’
Far From the Madding Crowd is set against the part-real, part-dream world of Hardy’s Wessex. Where Bathsheba's choices show us life in all it's unpredictability, the decisions we take, both wise and unwise. And those choices that cause aftershocks that reverberate throughout everything that follows.
This will be an intimate production performed in the round, with naturalistic scenes alongside movement pieces and music.
Adapted by Jessica Swale from the novel Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy.
Directed by Eleanor Dodson, movement direction by Marlie Haco (RCSSD).
"Eleanor Dodson... saw its possibilities, and directs with extraordinary delicacy and long sorrowful silences of rose coloured tension" The Times.
Image by Jess Pigott.