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.
Meet the cast
Original photographs of Joanna Purslow, Beth Organ and Sam Elwin taken by Peter Mould – Stagesnaps.com.
Once again, it’s Hotbuckle at their very best.
[Hotbuckle Productions] have built themselves an enviable reputation for taking period novels you really think you should have read and delivering them on a plate – with loyalty, love and affection. Hotbuckle at their very best.
Chris Eldon Lee
(What’s on Live / Virtual Hampshire)
There were only four, extremely talented, cast members …
they managed quite brilliantly to create atmosphere, suspense, comedy and clear, believable characters.
A really excellent evening.
… this was a fantastic production which brought together music, storytelling and high-quality ensemble work.
… this was an outstanding piece of theatre that more than did Hardy’s masterpiece justice.