Ondervinden’s Production of ‘Tess’
Saturday 28th September in Wedmore Village Hall
This retelling of Hardy’s classic novel which came to us direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe was an outstanding evening. We hope to welcome back Ondervinden at some point in the future.
“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.