Ondervinden’s Production of ‘Tess’
Saturday 28th September in Wedmore Village Hall
This retelling of Hardy’s classic novel is coming to us direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe where it got 5 star reviews.
“Grab your pints, take your seats and keep your wits about you, for the wild, the rough and the shocking are round every corner…”
In this mad-dash play packed with folk music and dance, Thomas Hardy’s Victorian classic Tess of the d’Urbervilles is given a fiery and loving restoration. Performed by three virtuosic actresses and an outstanding live folk band, the tale of Tess – who fights to overcome a harrowing encounter at the hands of her cousin Alec – is brought vividly to the stage in this production which is touring the pubs, inns and halls of West Country villages.
‘Tess’ is a show with the West Country at its heart; the play is a homage to the importance and love of one’s home, and in particular, a love of the rolling hills and open skies of Hardy’s Wessex.
‘Tess’ is a co-production of Ondervinden Theatre Company and Gin and Tonic Productions, and is being generously supported by The Thomas Hardy Society. Tickets on sale now.