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

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  • And Then There Were None 9 - 17 November

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    Friday 9 November to Saturday 17 November, 19:45Tickets on sale from 22nd October

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  • The Last Five Years

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    Wednesday 26 September to Saturday 29 September, 19:45

    The Last Five Years, a musical - Wed 26th to Saturday 29th Sept