The New Hardy Players bring the stories of Thomas Hardy to life through evocative dramatisations of his work
2018 Main Summer Production
We’re very pleased to announce that this summer’s New Hardy Players production will be Thomas Hardy’s ‘The Trumpet Major’, a tale of romance set against the backdrop of the threat and fear of invasion.
The script we are using was first written by A. H. Evans in 1908 for the original Hardy Players, and the production was their first big success. Hardy himself was involved in devising it.
40 years ago, a modified script was used for a Dorchester Drama production at the very first The Thomas Hardy Society Conference. To celebrate 40 years, our final performance will be at this year’s conference at Kingston Maurward.
Dates and locations of the other performances have yet to be announced, but keep an weather eye on here, on Twitter (@NewHardyPlayers) and on our Facebook page.
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