The Mill On The Floss A fluid and visceral re-imagining of a classic story,

The Mill On The Floss

West Country Tour

Key Information
  • Dates Thu 31 May 2018 - Thu 05 Jul 2018
  • Location West Country Tour
  • By

    George Eliot

  • Adapted by

    Helen Edmundson

  • Directed by

    Paul Clarkson

  • Age guide

    Any age

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

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.

By George Eliot  |  Adapted by Helen Edmundson  |  Directed by Paul Clarkson

West Country Tour 2018

Locations

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
OR CLICK HERE

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
OR CLICK HERE

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

Reviews

  • ‘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
I’m constantly delighted by the talent, commitment and drive of our students. Their curiosity and joy in the work gives us all energy and keeps me on my toes! My goal is to ensure that their voices serve their acting - both in theatre and recorded media. They need to be able to project, learn accents, respond to a wide variety of texts and have a voice that is healthy and be able to sustain long tours and tough filming schedules. This involves them working extremely hard – but having fun as well. When the new students see the final year students in production for the first time I know they’ll come into class the next day fully understanding the high standard they’re working to achieve. Carol Fairlamb, Head of Voice