The Mayor of Casterbridge

6 October 2021, 7 pm [FULLY BOOKED]

The New Hardy Players bring their most ambitious production to date, combining live performance, film, and archive photography. 

The Mayor of Casterbridge

Adapted for the stage by Philip Goulding, directed by Tim Laycock & Emma Hill, this production of The Mayor of Casterbridge combines the depth and subtlety of live performance with film and archive photography. It has a new musical score composed by Alastair Simpson and performed by Tatterdemalion. The talented cast is led by Mike Staddon (Michael Henchard) and Amelia Chorley (Elizabeth-Jane). Dorchester itself plays a major role in this exciting new production.

Tickets are limited, so we advise booking early.

  • Tickets: Adults £20 / Students £15

The New Hardy Players were formed in 2005 to celebrate the works of Dorset’s world-famous and much-loved author and poet Thomas Hardy.  A friendly and supportive group from all walks of Dorset life, the players meet throughout the year to perform work, written by Dorset writers, and to enjoy each others company. The annual Hardy related play is rehearsed and performed during the spring and summer months. The autumn-winter and spring months bring performances from a feast of Dorset Voices that include Thomas Hardy, Barnes and new work written by the group’s talented writers.

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