Tess of the D’Urbervilles

Hotbuckle Productions

A new adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s masterpiece inventively told by a cast of four.

Tuesday 6 July 2021 | 1.30pm
Tickets | £15

Tess of the D’Urbervilles

“Why didn’t you tell me there was danger? Why didn’t you warn me? Ladies know what to guard against, because they read novels that tell them of these tricks; but I never had the chance of discovering in that way;”

Thomas Hardy’s fictional masterpiece Tess of the D’Urbervilles traces the life of the young country girl Tess Durbeyfield.

Driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urberville family, the innocent Tess crosses paths with her ‘cousin’, the dissolute Alec and the gentleman, Angel Clare, with tragic results.

Hardy’s heroine is one of the most moving in all of literature, and her story is hauntingly brought to life in this new version by Hotbuckle Productions.

Performance Duration : First half – Approximately 1 hour 25 minutes | Second half – Approximately 50 minutes.

Recommended Age 12+ : The play includes themes that some may find distressing – please call us if you would like further information.

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Meet the cast

Adrian Preater
Artistic Director
Joanna Purslow
Beth Organ
Sam Elwin

Original photographs of Joanna Purslow, Beth Organ and Sam Elwin taken by Peter Mould – Stagesnaps.com.

Production Images

Original production photographs taken by Peter Mould – Stagesnaps.com.
Images supplied courtesy of Hotbuckle Productions.

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