Tess of the D'Urbervilles archiveIntense sensual story of Tess and the two men who love her. Tess is a pure and natural innocent. Her mother longs for her to make a well connected marriage and her drunken father hopes for a change of his fortunes. Tess is thrown to her fate in a society that will condemn her outright when she is taken advantage of. Too late she finds true love - and, with heart-rending inevitability, she is led to her downfall.


Book by: Thomas Hardy
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Archive listings for Tess of the D'Urbervilles

Work type: Play.


Presented byHotbuckle Productions.
24 Jun 21Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester :: V1068
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Hardy's epic novel, brimming with passion and drama, is brought to the stage in a new adaptation written especially for The Questors Theatre.Producer The Questors. Adapted by Mike Langridge. Adapted by Caroline Bleakley.
27 Apr 18 to 5 May 18Questor's Theatre, Outer London :: V326
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Gerry Flanagan directs a comic and heartbreaking adaptation of Tess of the d'Urbervilles. The production combines physical theatre and compelling songs mixed with vibrant storytelling and physical comedy.Presented byYMT (Youth Music Theatre). Director Gerry Flanagan. Music Pippa Cleary. Choreographer Alicia Frost.
5 Apr 18 to 14 Apr 18The Other Palace, Inner London :: V806511856
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Company SISATA. Adapted by Charmaine K Parkin. Director Charmaine K Parkin. Performer Ieuan Jeffcott. Performer Eleanor Johnson. Performer Bryony Reynolds. Performer Robert Wallis.
28 Jun 16 to 2 Jul 16Bread and Roses, Inner London :: V1142
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Company Newbury Dramatic Society.
3 Apr 13 to 6 Apr 13The Watermill Theatre, Newbury :: V733
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Company Youth Music Theatre. Adapted by Gerry Flanagan. Director Gerry Flanagan. Music Alexander Rudd. Choreographer Yael Loewenstein.
24 Aug 12 to 25 Aug 12South Hill Park Arts Centre, Wilde Theatre, Bracknell :: V731
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Company New Hardy Players.
1 Jul 11Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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Company The New Venture Players. Adapted by Michael Fry.
11 Mar 10 to 13 Mar 10Brentwood Theatre, Brentwood :: V1024
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Producer Myriad Productions. Director James Baker. Performer Lucy Fenton. Performer Emma Hay. Performer Robin Holden. Performer James Kingdon. Performer Joanna O'Connor. Performer Jonathan Sanger.
16 Feb 10 to 6 Mar 10Barons Court Theatre, Inner London :: V169
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Company Theatre Works. Adapted by Ali Gorton. Director Ali Gorton. Design Ali Gorton. Performer Ali Gorton. Performer Miles Chambers.
6 Oct 09New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth :: V769
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18 Sep 09Norden Farm Centre for the Arts, Maidenhead :: V1294444431
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11 Jul 09Chipping Norton Theatre, Chipping Norton :: V795
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30 Jun 09Playhouse, Alnwick :: V1176
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18 Jun 09Byre Theatre, St Andrews :: V640
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4 Jun 09The Lights, Andover :: V01975093207
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28 Apr 09The Theatre, Leatherhead :: V704
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27 Sep 08The Wightman, Shrewsbury :: V106
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9 Aug 08Bowhill Theatre, Selkirk :: V01726262774
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Corporate Sponsor John Lewis Cribbs Causeway. Company Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Adapted by Michael Fry.
30 Jun 09Theatr Felinfach, Lampeter :: V195
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23 Jun 09The North Wall, Oxford :: V0818740866
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17 Jun 09 to 20 Jun 09Bristol Old Vic, Bristol :: V857
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Moving new stage adaptation. Running time: approx 2 hours 30 mins (including a 14 minute interval). Recommended for over 12's only.Producer Myriad Productions.
26 May 09 to 31 May 09Barons Court Theatre, Inner London :: V169
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12 May 09 to 14 May 09Greenwich Theatre, Outer London :: V308
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Company Act One (Yvonne Arnaud Youth Theatre). Adapted by Michael Fry. Director Adam Forde.
5 Dec 07 to 8 Dec 07Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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Company Frome Community College.
29 Jan 02 to 30 Jan 02Merlin Theatre, Frome :: V916
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Company Wessex Actors Company.
29 Sep 01Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal :: V6
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29 Sep 01Brewery Arts, Cirencester :: V96
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28 Sep 01General, Bath :: V0649096071
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27 Sep 01Bridport Arts Centre, Bridport :: V909
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22 Sep 01Dorchester Arts Centre, Dorchester :: V1068
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21 Sep 01Cricklade Theatre, Andover :: V763
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20 Sep 01Tacchi-Morris Arts Centre, Taunton :: V01603938282
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18 Sep 01General, General :: V1268
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15 Sep 01General, General :: V1285
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13 Sep 01Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis :: V1001
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24 Jul 01 to 28 Jul 01General, General :: V01330944710
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21 Jul 01General, General :: V01330944710
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20 Jul 01General, General :: V1271
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14 Jul 01Redgrave Theatre, Bristol :: V858
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11 Jul 01 to 12 Jul 01The Rondo, Bath :: V855
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9 Jul 01 to 10 Jul 01Exeter Phoenix, Exeter :: V889
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5 Jul 01David Hall, South Petherton :: V0512146292
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A new musical play.Company Image Theatre Company. Performer Derek Newbury.
1 Apr 99Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage :: V53
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24 Mar 99Oakengates Theatre at The Place, Telford :: V110
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12 Mar 99 to 13 Mar 99Castle Theatre, Wellingborough :: V465
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9 Mar 99The Maddermarket, Norwich :: V71
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9 Mar 99The Maddermarket, Norwich :: V71
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18 Feb 99Leighton Buzzard Theatre, Leighton Buzzard :: V13
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18 Feb 99Leighton Buzzard Theatre, Leighton Buzzard :: V13
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18 Feb 99Leighton Buzzard Theatre, Leighton Buzzard :: V13
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18 Feb 99Leighton Buzzard Theatre, Leighton Buzzard :: V13
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16 Feb 99Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon :: V927
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16 Feb 99Swindon Arts Centre, Swindon :: V927
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15 Feb 99Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth :: V49
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15 Feb 99Watersmeet Theatre, Rickmansworth :: V49
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9 Feb 99Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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9 Feb 99Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe :: V749
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2 Feb 99 to 3 Feb 99Guild Hall and Charter Theatre, Preston :: V524
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Classic Reaction's production, in which music and humour throw the action into sharp focus, is an intensely moving portrayal of the downfall of an innocent. The story of the beautiful Tess is one of personal tragedy, yet it also explores the very nature of human existence. Hardy himself was fascinated by Greek tragedy and the tone and structure of this remarkable production uses many of the elements of the Greek form to establish the darkness and inevitability which is at the core of Hardy's original work.Adapted by Michael Fry. Music Anthony Feldman. Company Classic Reaction. Director Michael Fry. Director Abigail Anderson. Director Richard Healey (music). Design Adam Crosthwaite. Director Celia Henebury. Director Ben Hicks. Performer John Macneill. Performer Joseph Murray. Performer Emily Norman. Performer Annie Wensak. Performer Natalie Wright.
10 Nov 98 to 6 Dec 98New End Theatre, Inner London :: V215
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7 Nov 98Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond :: V944
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5 Nov 98De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea :: V651
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3 Nov 98 to 4 Nov 98Brighton Komedia, Brighton :: V654
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30 Oct 98 to 31 Oct 98Playhouse, Norwich :: V69
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29 Oct 98Fairfield Halls, Outer London :: V295
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28 Oct 98Mowlem Theatre, Swanage :: V911
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23 Oct 98 to 24 Oct 98The Quay at Sudbury, Sudbury :: V86
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22 Oct 98The Maltings Theatre (formely Maltings Arts Centre), St Albans :: V52
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21 Oct 98Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury :: V99
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17 Oct 98The Playhouse, Harlow :: V40
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14 Oct 98 to 16 Oct 98Capitol Horsham (formerly Horsham Arts Centre), Horsham :: V723
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Adapted by Michael Napier Brown. Performer Sarah Tansey. Performer Daniel Tomlinson. Performer Leonie Wilde. Performer Paul Beech. Performer Christine Jennings. Performer Keith Woodason. Performer Kate Redshaw. Performer Jane Ashby. Performer Daniel O'Brien.
30 Jan 98 to 28 Feb 98Theatre Royal, Nottingham :: V462
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30 Jan 98 to 28 Feb 98Royal & Derngate, Northampton :: V449
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Other listings

13 May 20 to 15 May 20Ellen Terry Theatre, Tenterden :: V692
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19 Mar 99Octagon Theatre, Yeovil :: V919
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4 Feb 99Stafford Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford :: V120
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29 Jul 98 to 2 Aug 98Lighthouse (previously known as Poole Arts Centre), Poole :: V910
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