Sun 25 Jun 2017
Hotbuckle Productions present
'Far From The Madding Crowd'
at Hartland Abbey
£9 (per person) Families with children under 18yrs
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Far from the Madding Crowd is perhaps one of the most endearing and English of Hardy's novels. It tells the story of the young farmer Gabriel Oak and his love for and pursuit of the elusive and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene. Her wayward nature however, leads her into the path of the dashing Sergeant Troy ‘…the past was yesterday; never, the day after’ and the introverted and reclusive gentleman farmer, Mr Boldwood, whose love for her fills him with ‘…a fearful sense of exposure’ culminating almost inevitably in both tragedy and true love.
Bring low back seating, blankets, picnics if desired. Refreshments available from The Sweet Chilli Beef Company with vegetarian options. Free entry to gardens 2 hrs before evening perfs (1hr before 5pm matinees)
Running time 120 minutes
- BBC Radio Shropshire -Chris Eldon Lee "...a thoroughly loveable adaptation which is laugh-out-loud funny and yet still purveys the darkness of the classic tale with respectful authenticity."