A new production by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Far From the Madding Crowd

A New Production by the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Dates Sat 05 Dec 2020 - Tue 08 Dec 2020
 Location The Redgrave Theatre
 Location Redgrave Theatre – in person or livestream
 Evenings 7.30 pm on 05, 07 and 08 Dec
 Matinees 2.30 pm on 08 Dec

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Haunting...brooding...smouldering...dynamic drama

Written by Thomas Hardy
Adapted by Mark Healy
Directed by Paul Chesterton
Designed by Max Dorey

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of Bathsheba Everdene. Having inherited her father’s farm, Bathsheba finds herself playing mistress in a man’s world. She is pursued by three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching wilfulness; the handsome and reckless Sergeant Troy; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and obsessive landowner. But are any of them a match for the independent and spirited Bathsheba?

This amateur production of ‘Far From The Madding Crowd’ is presented by special arrangement with Nick Hern Books

Age guidance 12+ (mild violence and peril) 

Please note this production uses flash/strobe lighting


All performances will be streamed live.

Those who had purchased in-person tickets will be contacted by the Redgrave to be issued with a full refund and advised how to book a livestream performance.

Start time – As these shows are fully live, make sure you’re connected a few minutes ahead of the advertised start time so you’re ready when the show begins.

Restrictions – When you buy a ticket, you get access to watch the show on one device only. This means you can’t share the link with others. If you have friends who would love to see the show, share this page with them!

Waiver – The Redgrave and BOVTS are new to live-streaming and, as with any live event, there’s always a chance something will go wrong. If we’re unable to stream the show, for whatever reason, we will either offer you another date to see it, or a full refund.

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