The Swan Theatre Company presents

Tess of the D'Urbervilles
By Thomas Hardy, adapted by Michael Fry
Directed by Mark Payne

Fri 11th to Sat 19th November (excl. Sun13th) @ 7.45pm, curtain down 10:35pm.

All the tragic majesty of Thomas Hardy's most celebrated novel is captured in this enchanting and exciting adaptation. Tess's story - an exploration of love and tragedy, an angry and powerful rebuke to the morality and hypocrisy of Victorian England - is a familiar one, regarded as a classic of English literature. For those who don't know the story, this adaptation will be a thrilling theatrical experience; and for those who do, it's an enlightening and fascinating re-evaluation of the text.

Join us to witness a re-creation of Dorset landscapes, threshing machines, pony and trap, and a herd of cows, to say nothing of the drama of a young woman setting out to find her way in the world... [Special thanks to Perry's for loan of Museum pieces.] Click to download Flyer

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Forthcoming productions

  • Civic Players May 2018

    Civic Players May 2018

    Wednesday 23 May to Saturday 26 May, 19:45Tickets available on the door.

    Civic Players May production is 'Move Over, Mrs Markham'.

  • Yeovil Community Orchestra

    Yeovil Community Orchestra

    Tuesday 2 October to Tuesday 2 October, 19:45

    Yeovil Community Orchestra - details to follow

  • Brontë 12 - 17 March

    Brontë 12 - 17 March

    Monday 12 March to Saturday 17 March, 19:45Tickets on sale from 19th February

    'Brontë' is a modern and revealing look into the lives of three of the country's most treasured writers. Tickets on sale to public from 19th February.

  • What The Butler Saw 7 - 12 May

    What The Butler Saw 7 - 12 May

    Monday 7 May to Saturday 12 May, 19:45Tickets on sale from 16th April

    What the Butler Saw is a farce written by the English playwright Joe Orton, who also wrote 'Entertaining Mr Sloane'.

  • July


    Monday 16 July to Saturday 21 July, 19:45Tickets on sale from 25th June

    To be announced

  • The Tempest 17- 22 September

    The Tempest 17- 22 September

    Monday 17 September to Saturday 22 September, 19:45Tickets on sale from 27th August

    Shakespeare’s comedy about a major act of betrayal, ill treatment, the development of magic arts and a plot of revenge.

  • And Then There Were None 12 - 17 November

    And Then There Were None 12 - 17 November

    Monday 12 November to Saturday 17 November, 19:45Tickets on sale from 22nd October

    And Then There Were None, one of Christie’s most popular and critically acclaimed novels, was made into a stage play. Several film versions have been produced, the most celebrated of which is the 1945 version starring Barry Fitzgerald and Walter Huston.

  • The Last Five Years

    The Last Five Years

    Wednesday 26 September to Saturday 29 September, 19:45

    The Last Five Years w/c Monday 24th Sept, with actual production Wed 26th to Saturday 29th Sept