Far From The Madding Crowd West Country Tour 2020

Far From The Madding Crowd

West Country Tour

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 28 May 2020 - Sat 20 Jun 2020
  • Location West Country Tour
  • Ticket price

    Prices vary according to each venue – please check when booking

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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






Creative team

Director Paul Chesterton

Set and Costume Designer Max Dorey

Production Manager Jon Sherwood

Producer Frances Macadam


I find it immensely satisfying passing on the baton and continuing the culture of generosity of the many people who taught me. It’s a privilege and pleasure to nurture and teach so many talented young people and see them flourish in their career. Cathy Stewart, Head of Scenic Art