In 1834, against a backdrop of extreme rural poverty and national turmoil, six lowly men of Dorset found themselves facing the full wrath and power of the British establishment

Six Men of Dorset – New Hardy Players

In 1834, against a backdrop of extreme rural poverty and national turmoil, six lowly men of Dorset found themselves facing the full wrath and power of the British establishment. Commissioned by the TUC 100 years after their arrest, this production of The Tolpuddle Play takes it back to its roots, with the first act at its original venue, Dorchester’s Corn Exchange, before processing up to Shire Hall Museum for the second act in the very courtroom where the Martyrs met their fate. Under Tim Laycock and Emma Hill’s direction, this is guaranteed to be a spine-chilling, moving and immersive experience.

Performances will be set across the two locations, starting at the Corn Exchange and finishing at the Shire Hall Courtroom, therefore the seating will be unallocated for both venues, there will be a slightly longer than usual interval, allowing time for our audience and actors to relocate to Shire Hall, where it has been advised that cushions may be needed for the seating.

Key Information

Dates: Thurs 13 - Sun 16 June

Venue: Corn Exchange/Shire Hall Courtroom

Times: Various Times

Ticket price: £16/£10 U18s and low-waged

Seated (Cushions are advised for the courtroom)

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