The London Hermit or Rambles in Dorsetshire
Written by John O’Keefe in 1798 while on holiday in Lulworth, this very amusing Georgian comedy surprised and and delighted an enthusiastic audience. The play was performed as a dramatised reading by the New Hardy Players and guests in the Victorian Gallery at Dorset County Museum. The reading was inspired by the Georgian Faces exhibition and directed by Tim Laycock.
The play was seen again in the place that inspired it and much of it written – West Lulworth. Tim Laycock directed the acted and costumed reading as part of the Cultural Olympiad in May 2012. £517 was raised for the Joseph Weld Hospice.