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2021 The Mayor of Casterbridge

Poster for 2021 tour of The Mayor of Casterbridge

Proudly sponsored by Parkers Estate Agents
The New Hardy Players present

The Mayor of Casterbridge

by Thomas Hardy

Adapted for the stage by Philip Goulding
Directed by Tim Laycock & Emma Hill
With a new musical score by Alastair Simpson

The New Hardy Players bring their most ambitious production to date, combining live performance, film, and archive photography. Adapted for the stage by Philip Goulding, directed by Tim Laycock & Emma Hill, this production of The Mayor of Casterbridge combines the depth and subtlety of live performance with film and archive photography. It has a new musical score composed by Alastair Simpson and performed by Tatterdemalion. The talented cast is led by Mike Staddon (Michael Henchard) and Amelia Chorley (Elizabeth-Jane). Dorchester itself plays a major role in this exciting new production. Tickets are limited, so we advise booking early.

OCTOBER
Wed6th7pmGALA PERFORMANCE at DORSET MUSEUMtickets*SOLD OUT*

(Exclusive access to Hardy Gallery from 6pm & free glass of wine Tickets £20 / Concessions £15)

Thu7th7pmMORETON VILLAGE HALLtickets*SOLD OUT*
Fri8th7pmPORTESHAM VILLAGE HALLtickets*SOLD OUT*

(Tickets £10)

Sat9th2pmTHE EXCHANGE, STURMINSTER NEWTONtickets
7pmTHE EXCHANGE, STURMINSTER NEWTONtickets

(Tickets £14 / Concessions £12 / Family £45)

DECEMBER
Mon13th7pmDORSET MUSEUM, DORCHESTERtickets*WAITING LIST*
Tue14th7pmDORSET MUSEUM, DORCHESTERtickets*WAITING LIST*
Wed15th7pmDORSET MUSEUM, DORCHESTERtickets*WAITING LIST*
Thu16th7pmDORSET MUSEUM, DORCHESTERtickets*Cancelled*

Please note all performances are now sold out, however Dorchester Arts are maintaining a first-come, first-served waiting list in case any spaces become available. Dorchester Arts: (01305)266926 enquiries@dorchesterarts.org.uk

Note additional performance on Mon 13th. Note the December performances will now be at the Dorset Museum. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we regret the Thu 16th performance has been cancelled. Dorchester Arts are contacting affected ticket holders.
(Tickets £15 / Concessions £13 / Family £45)


Listen to Jenny Devitt’s Local World show on Sherborne’s Abbey 104.7FM where she interviews the New Hardy Players’ Liz Bennet about The Mayor of Casterbridge. The 12 minute interview starts at 27:30 and includes Miss Loves’ Waltz and Roast Beef of Old England played by the New Hardy Players own Tatterdemalion.

Read Casterbridge after Covid with the New Hardy Players in the Fine Times Recorder.


Listen to Rob Mott interviewing Emma Hill, co-director of The Mayor of Casterbridge during KeeP Driving on KeeP106.

The Mayor of Casterbridge is proudly sponsored by PARKERS ESTATE AGENTS:

Some behind-the-scenes fun – spoof posters, rehearsal photos, etc.:

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