THE MILL ON THE FLOSS: WEST COUNTRY TOUR

Tue 5 June - Thu 5 July

THE MILL ON THE FLOSS: WEST COUNTRY TOUR The Mill on the Floss

By George Eliot

Adapted by Helen Edmundson

Directed by Paul Clarkson

WEST COUNTRY TOUR 2018

BACKWELL PLAYHOUSE, BACKWELL

Thursday 31st May - Saturday 2nd June at 7.30pm (+Saturday matinee 2.30pm)

25 Mariner's Drive, Backwell, Somerset BS48 3HT

Box Office via BOVTS: 0117 973 3955

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THE DAVID HALL, SOUTH PETHERTON

Tuesday 5th June at 7.30pm

Roundwell Street, South Petherton, Somerset TA13 5AA

Box Office: 01460 240340

THE LITTLE THEATRE, WELLS

Wednesday 6th June at 7.30pm

Chamberlain Street, Wells, Somerset BA5 2PS

Box Office: 01749 672280

BRIDPORT ARTS CENTRE

Thursday 7th June at 7.30pm

South Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3NR

Box Office: 01308 424204

WEDMORE VILLAGE HALL

Friday 8th June at 7.30pm

Wedmore Village Hall, Cheddar Road, Wedmore, Somerset BS28 4EQ

Box Office: 01934 713009

THE THEATRE, CHIPPING NORTON

Saturday 9th June at 7.45pm

2 Spring Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon, OX7 5NL

Box Office: 01608 642350

THE COURTYARD, HEREFORD

Tuesday 12th June at 7.30pm

Edgar Street, Hereford HR4 9JR

Box Office: 01432 340555

TACCHI-MORRIS ARTS CENTRE, TAUNTON

Wednesday 13th June at 7.30pm

School Road, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8PD

Box Office: 01823 414141

REGAL THEATRE, MINEHEAD

Thursday 14th June at 7.30pm

10-16 The Avenue, Minehead, Somerset TA24 5UQ

Box Office: 01643 706430

SHAFTESBURY ARTS CENTRE

Friday 15th June at 7.30pm

13 Bell Street, Shaftesbury, Dorset SP7 8AR

Box Office: 01747 854321

1532, BRISTOL GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Saturday 16th June at 7.30pm

Bristol Grammar School, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SR

Box Office via BOVTS: 0117 973 3955

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CORNERSTONE ARTS CENTRE, DIDCOT

Tuesday 19th June at 7.30pm

25 Station Road, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7NE

Box Office: 01235 515144

FRAMPTON VILLAGE HALL

Wednesday 20th June at 7.30pm

Frampton Village Hall, Frampton, Dorset DT2 9NF

Box Office: 01300 320607

THE POUND, CORSHAM

Thursday 21st June at 7.30pm

Pound Pill, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9HX

Box Office: 01249 701628 / 712618

TOWN HALL, DULVERTON

Friday 22nd June at 7.30pm

Dulverton Town Hall, Dulverton, Somerset TA22 9EX

Box Office: 01398 323818

ARMSTRONG HALL, THORNBURY

Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm

4 Chapel Street, Thornbury, Bristol BS35 2BJ

Box Office: 01454 412272

CORN EXCHANGE, NEWBURY

Tuesday 26th June at 7.30pm

Corn Exchange, Market Place, Newbury, Berks RG14 5BD

Box Office: 08455 218218

WHARF THEATRE, DEVIZES

Wednesday 27th June at 7.30pm

Wharf Theatre, Wharfside, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 1EB

Box Office: 0333 666 3366

THE BEEHIVE, HONITON

Thursday 28th June at 7.30pm

Dowell Street, Honiton, Devon EX14 1LZ

Box Office: 01404 384050

COTSWOLD PLAYHOUSE, STROUD

Friday 29th June at 7.30pm

Parliament Street, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1LW

Box Office: 0333 666 3366

THE PLOUGH, GREAT TORRINGTON

Saturday 30th June at 8pm

9-11 Fore Street, Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ

Box Office: 01805 624624

THE EXCHANGE, STURMINSTER NEWTON

Wednesday 4th July at 7.30pm

1 Old Market Hill, Sturminster Newton, Dorset DT10 1QU ,p>Box Office; 01258 475137

TIVOLI THEATRE, WIMBORNE

Thursday 5th July at 7.30pm

19-23 West Borough, Wimborne, Dorset BH21 1LT

Box Office: 01202 885566

In this fluid and visceral re-imagining, Helen Edmundson (Queen Anne, Coram Boy, The Heresy of Love) turns George Eliot's unforgettable story of first love, sibling rivalry and regret into a wonderfully theatrical examination of the psyche of one of classic literature’s most charismatic heroines.

Brought up at Dorlcote Mill, Maggie Tulliver worships her brother Tom and is desperate to win the approval of her parents, but her passionate, wayward nature and her fierce intelligence bring her into constant conflict with her family. As she reaches adulthood, the clash between their expectations and her desires is painfully played out as she finds herself torn between her relationships with three very different men: her proud and stubborn brother Tom; hunchbacked Phillip Wakem, the son of her family's worst enemy; and the charismatic yet dangerous Stephen Guest.

With its poignant portrayal of sibling relationships, The Mill on the Floss is considered George Eliot's most autobiographical novel and here Edmundson loses none of its breadth, whilst beautifully examining the complex nature of relationships and love.

‘With rare theatrical vibrancy, Helen Edmundson’s free adaptation distils the essence of George Eliot’s feminist novel’ – Evening Standard

‘…not only re-invents the novel, but pushes the boat out theatrically way beyond its usual moorings… The Guardian

‘An intensely moving dramatisation – stylised, but free of empty theatrics’. The Times

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“They had entered the thorny wilderness, and the golden gates of their childhood had for ever closed behind them.”

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