Our November production will be 'Far from the Madding Crowd', adapted by Matthew White from the novel by Thomas Hardy.
Bathsheba Everdene is young, spirited and beautiful. She is accustomed to being admired. She has already rejected the advances of her loyal friend and shepherd, Gabriel Oak, and of an older, wealthier man who is completely besotted with her. Like the young Queen Victoria, who has just taken the reigns of Empire, Bathsheba intends to run her farm with strength and determination. But then she encounters the dashing Sergeant Troy – and for once, Bathsheba is no longer in control.
Thomas Hardy’s famous novel explores the lives and loves of ordinary people, firmly rooted in the seasonal calendar of rural England. With feelings running so high and Hardy at the helm, tragedy is almost inevitable. But will Bathsheba survive all that fate is about to throw at her? And can she find lasting love?
The LADS production of Far from the Madding Crowd is directed by Alison Utting (Under Milk Wood, The Accrington Pals). It’s a fast-moving telling of the story, accompanied by traditional music of the period, with tunes collected by Hardy himself. With performances at Ellesmere College, KinoKulture independent cinema, and Llanymynech Village Hall, there will be plenty of opportunities to catch this exciting production.
We are very sorry to announce that this evening's performance of Richard III has had to be cancelled. This is due to Chirk Castle taking the decision to close the premises in light of weather warnings.
We apologise for any incovenience and would like to assure all those who have pre-booked tickets that all online purchases will be refunded. If you purchased your tickets from Rowanthorn, please return them to the shop for a refund.
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Once again, we are very sorry not to be entertaining you this evening.