2016 – A Hardy Welcome –

Step back in time 90 years for a unique evening of live theatre at Max Gate.

We enjoy the company of Mr and Mrs Thomas Hardy, plus their illustrious literary guest, and a few of the colourful characters from Hardy’s novels.

While Mrs Hardy entertains in the dining room, the domestic staff gossip and grumble in the kitchen. Thomas struggles with a particularly awkward stanza in his study, and The Hardy Players enact a dramatic scene in the bedroom, complete with costumes, music and dancing.

Directed by Emma Hill and Tim Laycock.

By kind permission of the National Trust.

Max Gate, Alington Avenue, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2AB

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