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WOLVERHAMPTON ORIGINAL LITERATURE FESTIVAL

FRIDAY 27TH - SATURDAY 28TH - SUNDAY 29TH JANUARY 2017

 

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

Central Youth Theatre Presents

An adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s

FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD

 

Bethsheba Everdene is beautiful and headstrong who is striving to prove herself an independent woman in a man’s world.  She soon catches the eye of Gabriel Oak a sheep farmer, captivated by her wilful spirit.  Her life takes a dramatic turn when she inherits her uncle’s farm and is soon receiving the attentions of two further potential suitors. This timeless story explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

 

Hardy set his book in the rural south west England, showing the often harsh, realities of a farming community in Victorian England.    

 

Central Youth Theatre (CYT) has chosen the beautiful setting of Northycote Farm, Bushbury to create an indoor site-specific performance. For the Wolverhampton Original Literature Festival CYT will  stage a stand-alone half-hour extract of the show in the farmhouse itself.

 

In early July CYT will stage the entire show promenade style, using the interior, exterior and farmland to bring to life this classic novel listed 10th on The Guardian's list of greatest love stories of all time in 2007.

 

Performance Date: Sunday 29th January

Performance Times:  11am, 12.30pm, 2pm & 3.30pm

Ticket prices:  £4 for adults & £2 concessions from here

 

Why not combine a visit to our performance with lunch or afternoon tea at the Nothycote Farmhouse Café and a free look around the small animal farm.

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