Musical adaptation of the Tess story. Based on Hardy's love story, first published in 1891, Tess of the D'Urbervilles
takes place in fictional Wessex where the beautiful Tess Durbeyfield, a peasant descended from an aristocratic family, embarks on an intense but ill-fated love affair with Angel Clare that ends in betrayal and murder. Web site
. The role of Tess is the largest female role ever created for musical theatre and, consequently, will be shared by two actresses.Performers Philippa Healey (Tess), Poppy Tiernay (Tess), Jonathan Monks (Angel Clare), Alasdair Harvey (Alec D'Urberville), Craig Adams, Susan Anderson, Alison Crowther, Nicola Edwards, Maxine Fone, Aoibheann Greene, Paul Haley, Caroline Hobin, Maria Holley, Robert Irons, Simon Joslin, Katie Leeming, Nicholas Maude, David Oakley, Vincent Penfold, Dianne Pilkington, Kate Rawson, Gemma Sandy, Matt Lawrence Smith, Catherine Debenham-Taylor, Timothy Taylor, Sara Weymouth.
Lyrics Justin Fleming. Music Stephen Edwards. Book by Thomas Hardy. Company JFK Repertory Company. Company Durbeyfield Ltd. Adapted by Karen Louise Hebden. Director Karen Louise Hebden. Producer Bruce Athol MacKinnon.